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Bournemouth plotting multi-million bid for in-demand Championship defender

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Bournemouth are planning to bid £15m for Brentford defender Chris Mepham in this month’s transfer window according to a latest report from The Sun. 

This isn’t the first time that the Cherries have been interested in a deal for the Welshman, after previously seeing a £10m rejected in the summer of 2018.

It’s no surprise to see Eddie Howe looking to make additions to his squad, especially in defence as Simon Francis has recently been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious looking knee injury.

Southampton are also said to be interested in signing the young centre-back this month, and they look set to go to war over Mepham.

The 21-year-old has been a rare bright spark in a disappointing season so far for Brentford as they have slipped out of play-off contention since Dean Smith’s departure earlier in the season.

Mepham is currently injured, but Eddie Howe is seemingly still confident of striking a deal for the in-demand defender who is one of the most sought-after defenders in the Championship.

It remains to be seen as to whether an official bid will be made for the towering centre-back, but his future at Griffin Park is looking like it could come to an end in the near future, with Premier League sides interested.

The Verdict: 

It’s no surprise to see Bournemouth interested in signing Mepham.

It can’t be much longer until the Bees defender is heading for the exit door as he is far too good to be playing in the Championship.

A move to Bournemouth could be the perfect opportunity to further his development at such a young age.

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Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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