Bournemouth consider moves for former strikers Lewis Grabban and Jermain Defoe

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HITC Sport understands that Lewis Grabban and Jermain Defoe are both under consideration as the newly promoted club look for new forwards.

Lewis Grabban and Jermain Defoe are both being looked at by Bournemouth, as they aim to add extra strike-power to their squad before the transfer window closes at the start of next month, HITC Sport understands.

The Cherries have been locked in talks with Crystal Palace over Glenn Murray, with the Eagles demanding £3 million for the 31-year-old.

And whilst that deal is far from dead, Bournemouth are looking at other options and at the top of their list are two players who they know very well in the shape of Grabban and Defoe.

27-year-old Grabban only left Bournemouth last summer, grabbing 12 goals for Norwich as they went up through the play-offs - but HITC Sport understands the player would be keen on a move back to the South Coast.

Although Norwich would demand close to £10 million for the player, and although Bournemouth could pay that - it remains to be seen whether they will test the Canaries' resolve - who themselves are in the market for a new striker.

Defoe, now 32, is with Sunderland - but under Dick Advocaat is finding himself pushed into unfamiliar roles and ones he is far from happy with, and like Grabban - HITC Sport understands he would be open to the prospect of pulling on the red and black once again.

Defoe first made his name in the game with a hugely succesful loan spell at Bournemouth some 14 years ago when he scored 18 goals, including a record equalling 10 in successive games.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is now considering his options, with Celtic's Anthony Stokes also udnerstood to be on his list of potential signings, but he knows he has little over two weeks to finalise his squad before the transfer window slams shut.

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