After spending last season at Toulouse on loan, Max-Alain Gradel will be leaving Bournemouth in the summer and signing for the Ligue 1 side permanently.
This is what L’Equipe on Thursday afternoon are reporting, claiming the two sides have agreed a fee of around €2m to let the Ivory Coast international prolong his time in France.
The report comes less than 24 hours after an article in Turkey suggested the Bournemouth forward had been offered to Galatasaray, who were said to be ‘ready to make an offer’.
However, it seems the 30-year-old has preferred to opt for continuity over prestige, choosing to repay the trust shown by Toulouse in him last season, who saved him from his Cherries nightmare after he was pushed to one side by Eddie Howe at Vitality Stadium.
Gradel played a key part in Toulouse avoiding relegation down to Ligue 2 recently, as he got a goal and an assist in their 4-0 aggregate playoff win against promotion hopefuls AC Ajaccio.
Over the course of the entire season, the soon-to-be ex-Bournemouth player scored 11 goals and picked up four assists in 35 appearances in all competitions.