Earlier this month, TuttoMercatoWeb stated Ionuț Radu wants to leave AFC Bournemouth in the winter market.

Last summer, the goalkeeper joined the Cherries from Inter Milan on a loan deal with an option to buy at €8m.

A fresh report from TuttoMercatoWeb states that ‘everything suggests’ Bournemouth won’t exercise the purchase option and that his stay at the Vitality will be cut short on deadline day.

That’s because of the lack of regular minutes this season. He’s been restricted to only two league appearances as Andoni Iraola has preferred Neto ahead of the 26-year-old.

Udinese thought about the Romania international but are unlikely to make an approach. In the last few hours, Atalanta have made contact and will only be interested in signing the Bournemouth man if Juan Musso were to leave them.

A move to France could open up where FC Metz have come forward as a contender. TMW state the Ligue 1 side have been pressing to sign him for the past few days.

It’s claimed Metz are ‘eager’ to take the Romanian away from Bournemouth and whether they’ll be successful remains to be seen.