Lewis Grabban signs new Bournemouth contract after turning down Brighton
Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban has signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2017.
Last Updated: 19/01/14 2:33pm
The 26-year-old is the Dorset club's top scorer this year, with all 10 of his goals this season coming in the Sky Bet Championship.
Grabban, a £300,000 signing from Rotherham in July 2012, looked on the verge of leaving the club earlier this week after Brighton made a £1.1m bid for his services, triggering a clause in his previous contract.
Brighton are in the market for a new frontman after agreeing to offload Ashley Barnes to Championship rivals Burnley.
The striker held talks with Brighton but turned down the Sussex club's offer of a contract and the former Millwall and Brentford striker has now decided to pen a new improved deal with Bournemouth.
Grabban, who began his career at Crystal Palace, has scored 23 goals in 62 starts since moving to Bournemouth 18 months ago.
He told BBC Radio Solent: "It's been up and down with the transfer stuff and all the rest of it.
"But I'm happy here and that's why I've signed a new deal, so I'm happy to continue playing my football here.
"It was just about thinking about my future and what was going to be best. Inevitably, I decided my future would be best here."