Date: 13th June 2016 at 11:04pm
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With speculation the other day that Crystal Palace had made a £5million offer for centre half Lewis Dunk, and it being said that Everton were hot on his heels – yesterday Newcastle United…saw themselves linked to the 24 year old, and whilst chief executive Paul Barber would not confirm the identity of the club that had made a bid, he confirmed one had been summarily rejected.

The Argus have Barber confirming that Brighton have no intention of selling Dunk and the sum offered certainly did not give them a question to consider.

Saying that a bid had been ‘firmly rejected’ he explained.

‘We have received a bid for Lewis Dunk and it has been very firmly rejected without any discussion. We are very busy assembling – and soon we will be preparing – our squad for another attempt at securing promotion to the Premier League, our key ambition, so we have no intention of selling Lewis who has been, and remains, a key part of our squad.’

With Dunk contracted to the club until the summer of 2020 we are in a strong position financially over him and with interest rejected previously, and that continuing our resolve seems clear.

As said, Newcastle United are hotly tipped in the media as being the source of this rejected offer, and reports also say the earlier reported offer by Crystal Palace has equally been rejected – so we’ll have to see if an increased offer gives the club a greater question or not.

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