Eddie Howe would have been pleased with the business Bournemouth were able to do in the January transfer window, bringing in both Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne from Liverpool.
With the latter having only arrived at the Vitality Stadium on loan, though, the Cherries boss could soon find himself without him with another Premier League club now said to be interested in his services.
According to Goal, West Ham are keen on signing Clyne permanently in the summer with Liverpool said to be willing to do business at around £15m.
With Pablo Zabaleta possibly set to leave the London Stadium at the end of season, it makes sense that the east London outfit are interested in the Liverpool loanee.
However, with Clyne starting to rediscover some of the form he showed a few seasons ago, Bournemouth would be silly to let West Ham win the race for his signature.
Before his move to Anfield and a host of injuries, Clyne, who is valued at £13.5 million (by Transfermarkt), was easily one of the leading right-backs in the Premier League.
On his day, there were few wingers who could get past him. At 28, he may struggle to reach that level again.
Still, under Howe at Bournemouth, the England international is finally managing to find some consistency.
And if he keeps it up, the Cherries will find it hard to spot a better right-back in the transfer market this summer.
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