Bournemouth reject offer for Max Gradel, Watford and Hull interested

Premier League side Bournemouth have rejected an offer from Toulouse for winger Max Gradel, according to a report from Get French Football.

Talented wide-man

Gradel, a 29-year-old winger from the Ivory Coast, arrived at the Vitality Stadium in the summer of 2015 with heavy expectations on his shoulders.

The former Leeds United man had notched 17 goals during the 2014/15 Ligue 1 campaign, and was a target for a number of European giants before his surprise move to Bournemouth.

Difficult spell

However, a cruciate ligament injury in just his fourth appearance for the Cherries set the tone for a hugely disappointing spell in English football for Gradel, with the attacker having struggled to regain his full form and fitness ever since.

Going nowhere

Gradel’s struggles in the Premier League have led Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse to reach out to Eddie Howe’s side this summer, requesting a loan move for the 2017/18 season.

However, the Bournemouth boss has informed Toulouse, along with fellow interested parties Hull City, Watford and Sunderland, that their pacy African is not for sale, as he remains a firm part of the club’s plans moving forward.