Bournemouth have reportedly reached an agreement for Wolves striker Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe has been linked with Bournemouth and Norwich City.

According to the latest reports in the Mirror, Norwich City are said to have given up on Wolves striker Benik Afobe amid an agreement with Bournemouth over a £12 million switch.

The Cherries have been searching hard for a new striker this month as they look to replace the injured Callum Wilson, with HITC reporting of a bid for Norwich’s Lewis Grabban.

However, Bournemouth’s intentions to re-sign the Canaries’ hitman fell flat and as a result speculation soon led to them making a move for Afobe – The Sun initially reporting a £12 million bid.

The Wolves striker has been linked with Norwich, and after Alex Neil’s side missed out on a deal in the summer it appears they are to be defeated once more as reports of a Bournemouth agreement has surfaced.

“Norwich City fear they’ve lost out in the chase for Wolves striker Benik Adobe - to Premier League rivals Bournemouth. Sources have told Mirror Sport that they believe Afobe’s representatives have already agreed a deal with Eddie Howe’s Cherries,” the report reads.

Afobe only joined Wolves from Arsenal last January and was instrumental in the club’s push for a playoff spot, scoring a number of goals as Kenny Jackett’s men narrowly missed out.

The talented striker has ten goals in 27 appearances in all competitions this season, though with Wolves struggling somewhat in mid-table their chances of holding on to Afobe appear slim.

Bournemouth currently occupy 16th position in the Premier League table, four points ahead of the drop zone and just two points shy of Norwich who sit directly above them.

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