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Fresh development emerges in Spurs’ pursuit of EFL striker

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Bournemouth forward Josh King now has an offer from Italian side Torino, as they join Spurs in the race to sign him according to the Daily Mail. 

King has been linked with a move away from Bournemouth for the majority of the summer transfer window, although he still remains a Cherries player for the time being.

The Norwegian international made 27 appearances for Bournemouth last season, and chipped in with six goals, although his efforts were unable to stop them from being relegated into the Championship.

Manchester United were reportedly interested in landing King’s signature, although their interest in the 28-year-old has since cooled according to the Manchester Evening News.

But Torino have now joined Spurs in the race to sign King, and it’ll certainly be an interesting few days ahead, with deals with clubs from outside of England needing to be completed by 5th October.

The Daily Mail also claim that Bournemouth have now reduced their asking price for King to £10million, in the hope that they can move him on before the transfer window closes, with King reportedly keen on a move elsewhere.

He has made one substitute appearance for the Cherries this season, and it seems likely that he’s heading for the exit door in the near future.

Bournemouth are next in action on Friday, when they take on newly-promoted Coventry City, in what could potentially be a tricky test for Jason Tindall’s side.

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They’re seemingly wanting him off the wage bill before the summer transfer window closes.

Bournemouth have previously been keen to price other clubs out of a move for King, but now that they’re dropping their asking price to just £10million, I expect him to be on the move in the near future.

I’d be surprised if he moved to Spurs though, as you would imagine that he won’t want to play as a backup striker to Harry Kane for his time with the club.

Therefore, a move to Torino could tempt King, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the Italian side are to match Bournemouth’s valuation of the forward.


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