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Clubs ready to grab Lewis

Sky Sports understand that Bournemouth are facing another battle to hang on to star striker Lewis Grabban this summer.

Brighton & Hove Albion tried and failed to land Grabban in January after meeting a release clause in his contract which was 1.1million.

At that time Bournemouth persuaded Grabban to shun a move to the AMEX Stadium and instead sign a new long-term deal with them.

However, Bournemouth now face a fresh challenge as it has emerged that Grabban has another clause in his contract, although this one is believed to be much higher in the range of 3million.

But having scored 22 league goals this season, the 3million price-tag seems unlikely to put off any potential suitors and Sky Sports understands that up to half a dozen clubs from the Premier League and Championship are ready to make a move - although no bids have yet been made.

Grabban, who began his career at Palace, has gone from League Two to the Championship over the last three seasons but has proved himself at every level with 53 goals in that time.