The emphasis is on Bournemouth to secure an agreement with Fulham over manager Scott Parker, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Cherries failed to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking in 2020/21, suffering defeat at the hands of Brentford in the play-offs.
Nixon originally reported earlier this month that Bournemouth were considering axing Jonathan Woodgate and bringing in Parker to replace him.
The Guardian reported this week that the Cherries are waiting for the 40-year-old to leave his role at the west London club, which it has been suggested could happen in the coming days, before making a move for him but Nixon has indicated things are unlikely to be that simple.
He’s claimed that the emphasis is on the South Coast club to secure an agreement with Fulham in order to sort out the Parker situation.
The former England international led the Cottagers to promotion to the Premier League in 2019/20 but was unable to keep them up last term as they were relegated alongside Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion.
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Having broken the story earlier this month, Nixon’s latest update on the Parker situation is an insight worth considering and indicates things might not be as easy for the Cherries as just waiting it out.
He seems to be suggesting that the South Coast club will need to agree a deal with Fulham if they want to appoint the 40-year-old despite the other reports circling.
With around seven weeks to go until the start of the EFL season, you feel both clubs will be keen to sort out the situation as soon as possible.