AFC Bournemouth are reportedly set to launch a raid on Premier League champions Chelsea this Summer with three Chelsea players believed to be on Eddie Howe’s transfer target list.
The highest profile target for Bournemouth, who are sponsored by Mansion Group who’s responsible on many companies like Casino.com, is believed to be Blues captain John Terry, who is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Other players believed to be on the transfer target list are, if reports are to be believed, Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake.
Howe is keen to bolster an exciting Bournemouth squad with experienced players and he is not just looking at Chelsea, with Sunderland and England striker Jermain Defoe believed to also be other targets.
Bournemouth attempted to sign goalkeeper Begovic back in the January transfer window but were actually unsuccessful, while Ake impressed on loan at the Vitality Stadium in the first half of the season before being called back by Antonio Conte.
The Mail reported that Terry’s preference is to stay in the southern part of England, which means that Bournemouth have an edge against other potential teams, who are interested even though it should be noted that Terry had been adamant in the past of never joining another Premier League club out of loyalty for Premier League Champions Chelsea.
Nathan Ake would be a good move for Bournemouth, the talented Dutch star returned to Stamford Bridge in January after an impressive loan spell at Bournemouth.
Since he returned to Chelsea he has only played 4 matches for the Premier League champions of which most have come from the Premier League.
Asmir Begovic will also be leaving Chelsea in the Summer, if reports are to believed, with Bournemouth believed to be his destination. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international arrived at Stamford bridge back in 2015, after switching from Stoke City. Although Chelsea won the league this season, Begovic spent most of his time on the bench though.
Begovic came close to joining Bournemouth in the January transfer window but reports suggested that the blues failed to secure a replacement before deadline day and therefore had to cancel the move for the goalkeeper.