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Conflicting reports over swap deal for Ritchie and King NEWCASTLE United and Cherries have “opened discussions” over a potential swap deal for Matt Ritchie and Joshua King, according to The Sun.

Forest target Bournemouth striker AFC Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban could be set to make a permanent move away from the south coast. Since his return to the Cherries in January 2016 for a reported fee of £7million from Norwich City, Grabban has made 79 appearances scoring 24 goals.

Crystal Palace Fend Off Interest From Chelsea and Arsenal to Sign Nigerian Starlet Crystal Palace have reportedly completed the signing of 14-year-old Nigerian starlet Jesse Nwabueze, after fending off interest from Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal. According to ​allnigeriasoccer.com, the Nigerian youngster has signed a two year deal at Selhurst Park, following trial periods at both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Welsh clubs chase Cherries midfield duo AFC Bournemouth's midfield could be set to receive a bit of a shakeup ahead of the new 2018/19 Premier League campaign. Last season the Cherries started the campaign with the tried and tested duo of Andrew Surman and Harry Arter, but ended the season with Dan Gosling and Lewis Cook as the first choice midfield duo.

Cherries linked with another defender AFC Bournemouth's apparent hunt to strengthen their defensive options ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign are continuing, according to the national media at least.

Proud Scot Ryan Fraser wants England to perform well at World Cup PROUD Scot Ryan Fraser insisted he did not want England to underperform at the World Cup.

Cherries youngster Charlie Seaman eager to push towards first-team spot DETERMINED full-back Charlie Seaman is eager to force his way closer to Cherries’ first-team.

Toulouse line up permanent move for Bournemouth's Gradel Ivory Coast international Gradel arrived at the Vitality Stadium in 2015 from Saint-Etienne but his time at the English club has been dogged by injuries, resulting in just 25 Premier League appearances.

West Ham deny Rice to Bournemouth reports Reports broke on Thursday claiming the Cherries and Premier League rivals Crystal Palace were set for a transfer tussle for the services of Republic of Ireland international Rice.

Lee Johnson's chat to Eddie Howe 'about player speculation' led to AFC Bournemouth friendly "I am looking forward to that one. I had a good chat with Eddie Howe about speculation with our players and he actually asked for a pre-season friendly. I was delighted by that." Johnson then went on to give heavy praise to Howe, who has helped Bournemouth rise up the leagues and become a sustainable football club in the top-flight.

Leyton Orient secure services of former AFC Bournemouth defender Mathieu Baudry Defender Mathieu Baudry has become Leyton Orient's fourth signing of the summer. The centre back arrives in E10 following an 18-month stay with AFC Bournemouth and inks a two-year deal hot-on-the-heels of former Cherries team mate Michael Symes.

Cherries first-team coach Purches completes UEFA Pro Licence CHERRIES first-team coach Stephen Purches admitted collecting his UEFA Pro Licence qualification had been a "special occasion".

Cherries Community Fund distribute June donations The following donations have been awarded to local causes in the area:. £1,000 donated to Holton Lee Spinal Injuries Unit for Virtual Reality goggles which will help their patients with recovery.

Purches receives UEFA Pro Licence To cap off over 18 months of hard work, Purches and his fellow Pro Licence graduates, whose number also included former Premier League players David James, Nigel Clough and Steven Reid, celebrated their achievement this week with a special ceremony at Saint George's Park, the FA's national football centre.

Howe looks for answers The Cherries dropped to second bottom of the Premier League table last season after winning just one of their opening eight games, with the bottom club at the time, Crystal Palace, also managing to escape the drop. Howe is now looking for a better start and he feels that will come through their pre-season work.

Bournemouth keen on Rice deal Eddie Howe is looking to add to his squad over the summer and the defender is said to be a target as his chances of first-team football at West Ham appear to be limited, especially following their signing of Issa Diop.

Report links Cherries and Crystal Palace with bids for West Ham defender Rice CHERRIES and Crystal Palace are reportedly considering making offers for West Ham defender Declan Rice.

Could a good start prove crucial for Bournemouth? Since winning promotion to the top flight of English football, AFC Bournemouth have never won their opening Premier League fixture. During their maiden season, they lost at home to Aston Villa, who would eventually go on to be relegated.

Cherries under-21s off to Spain for pre-season training camp CHERRIES under-21s have followed in the footsteps of the first-team squad by embarking on a pre-season training camp in Spain.

Howe to analyse Cherries' 2017 pre-season in bid to make faster start to campaign BOSS Eddie Howe pledged to find the “right answers” for a successful pre-season and admitted he was keen to avoid a repeat of the early…

Allsop seals Wycombe move The 26-year-old's five-and-a-half-year spell with the Cherries has come to an end and he will return to Wycombe, where he spent time on loan in 2016. Allsop has never been a regular for Bournemouth and has managed just 27 appearances during his time on the south coast, with just two of those games coming in the top flight.

Book your place at summer golf day Kindly sponsored by B&H Services Air Conditioning Ltd., the event will take place at the Dorset Golf and Country Club. The day includes hot drinks and a bacon roll upon arrival, as well as a two-course meal with coffee and prizegiving afterwards.

Under-21s pre-season confirmed Eight under-18s have signed professional contracts and will now join Fletcher's set up ahead of the new season, alongside former players assistant manager Mark Molesley and goalkeeping coach Gareth Stewart.

Striker craves flying start The 26-year-old has managed to bag just 19 top-flight goals for the Cherries during their three Premier League seasons but that does not tell the whole story. The former Coventry City hit-man has had to deal with serious injuries during his spell at the Vitality Stadium, and has come back well to play his part for the club.

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