Brighton boss Gus Poyet has no interest in selling Craig Mackail-Smith.
The striker is a £5 million target for Norwich City.
"I don't think I'm going to be reasonable because when I try to buy, nobody is very reasonable," Poyet said in the Daily Star.
"British players are overrated - they are too expensive for no reason.
"Everybody wants the best British players and that makes you pay too much.
"But when you can go overseas and get a better player for half the money the complaint is there are too many foreigners."