A week or so ago, news from France emerged that Bournemouth were interested in Dijon striker Lois Diony, and had made him their priority for the summer transfer window.

We speculated the Cherries’ decision to focus on a striker had something to do with Callum Wilson’s injury problems and Lys Mousset’s struggles, leaving Benik Afobe as the only out and out striker at Eddie Howe’s disposal.


The recent news that Bournemouth are throwing a lot of money at Jermain Defoe could, of course, impact their hunt for Lois Diony, yet L’Equipe on Tuesday remain positive the interest is still there.

In fact, having made the decision to leave the club at the end of the season, the striker could bring the Ligue 1 club a nice little amount of money, with Dijon’s president hoping to sell him for around €15m.

Scoring 11 goals and picking up eight assists in a team battling against relegation throughout the season, there are worse options out there, and the 24-year-old certainly has all the attributes to be a hit in the Premier League.

First, let’s see whether Defoe signs at the Vitality Stadium.