Sunday, 19 July 2015

Odds shorten on Bakary Sako coming to Dean Court

While the Cherries have been linked with Max Gradel all summer there does not seem to be an end game in that possible transfer and there are whispers that the Cherries may have turned their attention to ex-Wolves player and free agent Bakary Sako instead. The winger scored 11 times for the Championship outfit last season including four from the spot,  but his £20,000 a week contract expired in the summer and he is looking for a new employer.

Such wage demands though are pretty high and if AFCB wanted Sako, I am still not sure they would be keen to meet personal terms if they are in that region. While WBA, Leicester and Everton have also expressed and interest some news reports say Sako is after an even bigger whopping salary. He is certainly a great player on the ball and was good at beating his man last season, and if Eddie Howe is seeking another powerful winger the Mali international certainly fits the bill. Oddschecker puts AFCB are second favourites to land Sako behind Leicester at 2/1 as opposed to Leicesters' 11/10 on. At 27 Sako is just heading into what he'd expect to be his most promising years and he is very keen on a Premier League move.

There is no further news about any approach for Michail Antonio at Forest and it is possible that AFCB are deciding between the two to see which they can work with. Looking at the squad that Howe has though it is does appear that another winger is high on the agenda since the season-long loan move to Ipswich Town for Fraser. 

The pressure is really on now to get the final signings sorted as we head towards August and it appears that AFCB are still looking to do some business.

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