Bournemouth have identified Tyrese Campbell as a target, as they look to bolster their forward line after losing Callum Wilson to Newcastle.
Wilson was always expected to leave the club following the Cherries’ relegation from the Premier League. After months of speculation the 28-year-old finally chose Newcastle over Aston Villa, signing a four-year deal with the Magpies.
Bournemouth received £20m for Wilson and are now looking to reinvest some of that money on a forward to replace him.
Cherries boss Jason Tindall sees former Man City academy graduate Campbell as that man. The 20-year-old was Stoke’s top scorer last season with nine goals.
Bournemouth reportedly tried to sign him in January, but had an offer rejected by Stoke.
The south coast club also face the prospect of losing another striker, Josh King. Aston Villa have expressed an interest in the Norwegian. If that were to happen, the Cherries would be left with just two senior strikers at the club: Sam Surridge and Domenic Solanke.
Bournemouth have also had a £2m offer rejected by Ipswich, for striker Kayden Jackson, according to the Daily Express.
New suitor emerges for Brooks
David Brooks is expecting serious interest from Leicester, with Manchester United falling behind in the hunt to sign the Bournemouth winger, according to a report.
Brooks is a target for both clubs as they look to bolster their attacks before the end of the transfer window.
For United, the Wales international is among the list of alternatives to Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. According to the Manchester Evening News, however, Leicester see him as a serious target.
As such, with United pressing ahead for Sancho, the newspaper claims they have fallen behind in the hunt for Brooks.
The Cherries forward is expecting a firm offer from the Foxes in the “coming weeks”. Indeed, a suitable bid could succeed, given Bournemouth’s soft resistance to departures.