Date: 30th June 2016 at 2:43pm
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Which is what Chris Hughton, as should be the case, is looking for.

If Brighton want the best we’ll have to pay the best so Hughton is prepared for Albion to break the clubs transfer record if need be but that also must be ‘real value for money.’

Craig Mackail-Smith arrived from Peterborough for £3.25m five-years ago and that remains the club record fee paid by Brighton.

Asked if we could break this to bring in a striker to fire us to promotion once and for all Hughton told the Argus.

‘Could it be broken? Yes, of course. Whether it will be, I don`t know. If you look at when the club paid that fee, if we were looking to buy that type of player now it would be considerably more. You look at Andre Gray at Burnley, what Bournemouth have done. The jump has been massive, so that has made it harder. You have to look for real value-for-money.’

With Bobby Zamora being released and James Wilson returning to Manchester United at the end of his loan spell we’ll be looking for at least two strikers this summer.

Former striker Glenn Murray continues to be linked with a return to Brighton but such links have gone colder recently, he’ll set us back at least £1m but the 32-year-old clearly isn’t going to cost that club record fee at his age.

It is thought Hughton could seek recruits from overseas once again having been linked with Argentine Jonathan Calleri from Boca Juniors last season; a move for him again could be possible?

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