Bournemouth win the race for Middlesbrough forward Lee Tomlin

HITC Sport understands that talks between the two clubs are at an advanced stage.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Bournemouth have won the race for Middlesbrough forward Lee Tomlin.

The two clubs are believed to be in advanced talks, with an agreement on a fee for the 26-year-old reached and a medical being taken.

HITC Sport brought you the news last week that Tomlin was a man in demand.

Norwich City were also in contention to secure his signature at that stage, but they have now been pipped to a deal by their fellow Premier League new boys.

Bournemouth are certainly looking to ensure that they have enough creativity within their ranks to handle the step up into the top-flight.

They have already announced today, on their official website, that former Leeds United winger and Cherries loan star Max Gradel has joined on a four-year contract.

Eddie Howe has now also put a transfer in place for Tomlin and will be hoping that an influx of fresh faces help the club to hold their own among a first season among English football’s elite.

Tomlin will arrive after 18 months at Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough, with the club having snapped him up from Peterborough United in January 2014.

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