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Match action: AFC Bournemouth 4-3 Levante The best match photos, as the Cherries beat Levante 4-3 at the La Manga Football Centre on Friday evening.

Emmanuel Boateng scores as Levante lose to AFC Bournemouth in pre-season Ghana forward Emmanuel Boateng netted for UD Levante in their 4-3 defeat to AFC Bournemouth in a pre-season training match on Friday evening. Levante started the match on a stuttering note as goals from Emerson Hyndman and Jermain Defoe put the Cherries ahead after just twelve minutes of the match.

Boss on Levante win and training camp After the game, Eddie Howe spoke with afcbTV and covered the following key points. It was a strange one because we're pleased to win. There's a lot to look back at and reflect on. I'm pleased that we scored four goals, but disappointed to have conceded three.

Cook serves up a tasty winner LEWIS Cook's second-half piledriver earned Cherries a 4-3 win over Levante as Eddie Howe's team registered their first victory of pre-season.

Bournemouth linked with Liverpool frontman Premier League rivals Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are all understood to be weighing up moves for Ings and there could be further interest from Scotland, with Celtic and Rangers mooted as possible suitors.

Stanislas making good progress The Bournemouth boss has been watching on as Stanislas has been recovering from the anterior ligament injury he sustained in the 2-2 draw at Watford at the end of March.

Gallery: Mousset the photographer? After the morning training session at the La Manga Football Centre the coaching staff took a back seat. Junior Stanislas, Dan Gosling and Charlie Daniels then led on an additional training drill, after finishing fifth during the previous day's paddleboarding activity.

Bournemouth ‘determined’ to acquire player’s services, no offer made yet, €20m price tag AFC Bournemouth are ‘determined’ to secure the services of Levante defender Jefferson Lerma this summer. The 23-year-old was part of Colombia's squad at the 2018 World Cup and made two starts, including one against England. He is currently on holiday and therefore not part of the Spanish club's preseason squad.

Charlton U23s' friendly against AFC Bournemouth switched to behind closed doors Charlton U23s' pre-season friendly against AFC Bournemouth at Sparrows Lane will now be contested behind closed doors.

Levante v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview, 20/07/2018 AFC Bournemouth clash with Levante for the second of their six matches in their build-up to the 2018-19 Premier League campaign on Friday at La Manga. Paco Lopez's men ended 15th in the La Liga standing last term, despite winning five of their last six fixtures with the most recent 5-4 victory against the Spanish top-flight's champions, Barcelona.

Cherries striker Callum Wilson relishing chance to take on European opposition STRIKER Callum Wilson believes Cherries’ continental tests in pre-season will help them thoroughly prepare for the Premier League.

Stanislas faces race against time to make start of season CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe is refusing to rule out the possibility of Junior Stanislas being fit for the start of the new campaign – but admits he…

Sign up for September's business breakfast Taking place at AFC Bournemouth's Top Floor Restaurant on Wednesday 5th September, over 90 attendees are expected to the event. Guests will be treated to a full English or continental breakfast, whilst networking opportunities will also be available.

Bournemouth eye Plattenhardt raid The Cherries are being linked with a host of left-backs, with Uruguayan Diego Laxalt thought to be a target after a strong season at Genoa and an equally impressive World Cup. Plattenhardt is now thought to be on their radar, with Hertha Berlin accepting they will have to sell him if the right offer comes in.

Premier League transfers: Your guide to the window so far There have been plenty of Premier League transfers you might have missed. So who have each team signed and sold - and who do they need to bring in?

Cherries celebrate pride weekend Held between 13th and 15th July across Bournemouth, there were a variety of events taking place. On the Friday, members of our Community Sports Trust took part in the family focused activities, challenging everyone to test their penalty shooting skills.

Bournemouth target World Cup stars Lerma and Laxalt in £57m swoop According to reports, Bournemouth are set to swoop for World Cup stars Jefferson Lerma and Diego Laxalt in a mammoth £57 million double bid. Positive negotiations have started for Colombian international Lerma with various outlets reporting a fee in the region of £17-25 million.

Gallery: Best paddleboarding photos The best images from day nine of the Cherries' pre-season training camp.

In focus: Levante UD Full name: Levante Union Deportiva SADHead coach: Paco LopezKit colours: Red and blue, black and white, pink Home ground: Ciutat de ValenciaCapacity: 26,354. La Liga: 15th Copa del Rey: Round of 16. Levante returned to La Liga last season after spending just one year in Segunda.

Wilson aiming to break into England squad England under manager Gareth Southgate have just returned from Russia following the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Hospitality available for Marseille The French outfit, who have Dimitri Payet, Steve Mandanda and World Cup winner Florian Thauvin in their ranks, will make the trip to Vitality Stadium on Saturday 4th August with a 3pm kick off. Supporters can enjoy the game in luxury with the following provided as part of the hospitality package:.

U21s an U18s face off with Foxes The behind-closed-doors friendlies took place at Leicester's training ground. In the match for the under-21s, the Foxes took an early lead through Poland international Bartosz Kapustka's strike inside of 60 seconds.

Bristol City and Forest friendlies on sale The friendly with Bristol City will take place on Friday 27th July at 7pm at Ashton Gate Stadium. The club has been given an allocation of 500 tickets. Unfortunately, Bristol City tickets are not yet with us as Bristol City are awaiting a delivery of tickets.

Cherries defeated by strong Leicester side Connor Tee made it 3-1 to the hosts from distance after 73 minutes - that was the last action as the Cherries encountered a strong learning curve against a vastly experienced Foxes side.

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