Report: Bournemouth make fresh bid for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray

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Bournemouth have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Glenn Murray.

According to a report in the Mirror, Bournemouth have tabled a fresh bid for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray as boss Eddie Howe looks to bolster his attacking options before the transfer deadline.

Due to the recent arrivals of Connor Wickham and Patrick Bamford plus the imminent return of Marouane Chamakh from injury, Palace have a surplus of strikers and could let Murray leave.

The former Brighton man was formerly out of favour at Selhurst Park but Alan Pardew’s introduction as boss saw the striker return from a loan spell at Reading and become a first-team regular.

Murray notched seven Premier League goals last season, though he was more renowned for his excellent link-up play and strength up against physical defenders.

Bournemouth have started the current campaign lacking that edge in the final third, with Yann Kermorgant playing the target man role last season but having not featured yet in the Premier League.

Murray would be a notable step-up on the 33-year-old, and the Cherries are actively looking to bring him in as they table a fresh bid according to reports in the Mirror.

Getting the best out of Callum Wilson:

Adding Glenn Murray would give Eddie Howe more options upfront, but arguably the most important aspect would be his proposed relationship with fellow striker Callum Wilson.

So far this season, the former Coventry City goal scorer has not had a sniff in-front of goal as he has been well marshalled by opposition defences.

Murray’s ability and strength in the final third would create extra space for Wilson to manoeuvre in, a ploy Howe will be desperate to undertake as he looks to get the best out of his number one striker.

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