Relatively quiet this transfer window, AFC Bournemouth weren’t a club we were expecting to throw wads of cash around in January.
However, Eddie Howe’s team are currently 19th in the Premier League after 23 games, meaning a spark is needed for the second half of the season if they want to try and avoid relegation back down to the Championship.
According to Foot Mercato, the man they’ve targeted to provide it is Lyon’s Bertrand Traoré, a player accustomed to being linked to England.
In fact, they like him so much that they would be ‘ready to spend €35m’ on his services.
Should it be made, accepted and the transfer eventually go through, such a fee would see the 24-year-old become the club’s most expensive transfer of all time, surpassing the £25m the club paid for Jefferson Lerma during the summer of 2018.
They aren’t the only club in England interested either, as both West Ham and Leicester City are also sniffing around, with the latter of the two planning on making a loan with a view to buy offer.
As things stand, Lyon’s stance on Traoré’s future isn’t known, but we all know that if an offer is deemed too important to ignore, Jean-Michel Aulas is more than likely to accept it.