Palace hope to win Murray chase

Image: Murray: Palace have shown an interest but Millwall and Southampton also want the Brighton striker

Dougie Freedman hopes Crystal Palace can beat Millwall and Southampton to the signing of Glenn Murray.

Millwall and Southampton also in hunt for Brighton striker

Dougie Freedman is hoping Crystal Palace can beat Millwall and Southampton to the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray. Brighton have offered their top scorer a new contract to stay at the club after Murray's goals helped propel Gus Poyet's side to the League One title. However, Murray is tipped to leave the Seagulls on a free transfer in the summer and appears to have his choice of three clubs. Palace boss Freedman has confirmed he has spoken to the 27-year-old, but is unsure whether he can persuade Murray to move to Selhurst Park. "We are interested," Freedman told the Croydon Advertiser. "He is a good player and someone I feel would improve us as a team. "He is on a Bosman and that's the kind of market we are working in. "I would like him to come here but I know there are other teams in for him as well. Millwall and Southampton are also certainly interested. "He knows we are interested. But I think we might be somewhere down the pecking order."

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