Bournemouth near £10 million deal for Wolves striker Benik Afobe - sources


Bournemouth are on the verge of signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe after offering £10million, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Afobe would become the Cherries' record signing, and talks are at an advanced stage between all parties, sources said.

The Cherries are in the market for a new striker during this month's transfer window after losing Callum Wilson to injury early on in this season.

A host of strikers have been linked with Bournemouth, but boss Eddie Howe has opted to move for former Arsenal youngster Afobe.

Afobe, who has scored 10 goals for Wolves this season, came close to a move to Norwich last summer, but Wolves managed to keep hold of him.

The 22-year-old joined Wolves last January from Arsenal after a successful loan spell at MK Dons and he quickly established himself as a key player for Kenny Jackett's side.

Wolves were reluctant to lose Afobe, but Bournemouth's offer has persuaded them to cash-in in the England under-21 international.