Max Gradel is a much wanted man this summer, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.

With a complete lack of Premier League goals with Bournemouth last season in the Premier League, the forward failed to make an impact and a transfer had been looking likely.

L’Equipe say concrete approaches have been made by Sunderland, Watford, and Hull City, but none of those have been succesful.

Those English clubs will face competition from Toulouse, with L’Equipe saying the French club and Gradel himself are both keen for the deal to be pushed through.

A relative of the Bournemouth player is quoted as saying: “It is difficult to understand the interests of Bournemouth in not agree to the request of Max-Alain.”

Toulouse’s offer is that of a loan with an option to purchase, but it’s obviously not been tempting enough for Bournemouth so far.

It’s no doubt a financial issue, which could encourage Sunderland, Watford, or Hull to make another move for the player.