Bournemouth are set to sell their star players this summer transfer window in a reversal of their big-money spending policy, The Sun reports.
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are among the teams considering moves for the likes of David Brooks, Callum Wilson and Joshua King at the end of the season.
Since earning promotion to the PL back in 2015, owner Maxime Demin has bankrolled a host of expensive transfer purchases – including several failures such as Dominic Solanke and Jordon Ibe – but now wants the board to recoup some of those costs.
The side will lose Ibe and Ryan Fraser on free transfers in the summer, and King and Wilson could be following them out the door for big sums as Eddie Howe plans an overhaul.
Wilson joined from Coventry back in 2014 and helped fire the club to promotion from the EFL Championship a year later, racking up 91 goals in 249 matches despite two serious knee injuries in that time.
King, a former Manchester United man, was subject of a £45 million January transfer market bid from his old club that was turned down but may now be on his way.
In other news, Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has claimed that he has ‘matured’ as a player since departing Manchester United.
“When you mature, it’s not only about yourself anymore. Scoring is my drug, that’s what I live on. But the older you get, you have to use your intelligence, I am a student of the game,” he told Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, on an Instagram Live.
“I think if I want to help my team, I have to be capable to give assists. It cannot just be me [scoring], it has to be the guy next to you. Everyone has to feel important. If I cannot shoot myself, I will always look for the last pass.”