Fulham are one of a number of clubs considering making a move for Brighton and Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy, according to a Sky Sports News report this afternoon.
Albion appear to have concluded that Murphy is surplus to requirements as they plan for their first season in the Premier League and the 27 year-old’s availability has sparked a scramble for his services both in his native Scotland and south of the border. Murphy made 40 appearances – scoring twice – as Brighton earned automatic promotion from the Championship last season and has been a consistent performer from the Seagulls since signing from Sheffield United in August 2015. His form during the second half of the season merited an international call-up for Scotland’s most recent round of European Championship qualifiers, although he has yet to gain a full international cap.
Murphy is reportedly keen to stay with Brighton and is hoping to convince Albion that is worth a new contract, but Sky’s report suggested that bids of around £4m would be considered by the newly-promoted club. Slavisa Jokanovic is known to be eager to bolster his attacking options, having only added loanee Lucas Piazon to his squad late last week, but Fulham are likely to face serious competition from Rangers, Celtic and recently relegated Sunderland.