Described at one point as one of Bournemouth’s ‘priorities’ this transfer window, Dijon’s Lois Diony is yet to leave the French club.

Still expected to do so, the 24-year-old represents the best chance for the Ligue 1 side to make a lot of money this summer, especially after the player made it clear he was going to leave once the season ended.


Thankfully for Dijon, the interest is there, from both French and English clubs, with L’Equipe on Thursday explaining newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion are also said to be interested.

Unlike their fellow promotion companions Huddersfield, the Seagulls are yet to bolster their attack, something they have been planning on doing to help them avoid a quick return to the Championship next season.

As for the Cherries, Jermain Defoe is yet to sign, and with Eddie Howe clearly unconvinced by Lys Mousset, that leaves just Benik Afobe and Joshua King to bang in the goals at the Vitality Stadium.

While that worked rather well last year, and with doubts over Callum Wilson’s long-term health, a new forward will be needed at some stage on top of Defoe, who probably has one good year left in him.

They’ll need to see off Brighton to sign Diony, but with their extra money, that shouldn’t be too difficult.

For that to happen, however, offers of around €12-15m will need to be made, but that isn’t the case just yet.

Still, one important question to consider is: Who will guarantee him more playing time?