Report: Bournemouth lining up move for Alexander Milosevic

Hanover 96's Salif Sane, Waldemar Anton and Alexander Milosevic react

The defender reportedly impressed Bournemouth scouts during a 10-game loan spell at Hannover.

Hanover 96's Salif Sane, Waldemar Anton and Alexander Milosevic reactHanover 96's Salif Sane, Waldemar Anton and Alexander Milosevic react

Bournemouth are closing in on signing Besiktas defender Alexander Milosevic, according to TeamTalk.

Despite securing survival in their first ever top flight season, the Cherries conceded the third-highest amount of goals in the division last term, leaving boss Eddie Howe in the market for defensive reinforcements, particularly after deciding not to offer Sylvain Distin a new deal at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth's Sylvain Distin in action with Portsmouth's Marc McNultyBournemouth's Sylvain Distin in action with Portsmouth's Marc McNulty

The club have reportedly identified Milosevic as the perfect new recruit and are allegedly preparing a £1 million bid.

The Swede only arrived at the Vodafone Arena in January 2015, but a foot injury has limited him to just two appearances for Besiktas, and he now looks likely to move on.

Sweden's John Guidetti (L) celebrates their win after the game with Alexander Milosevic (C) and Oscar LewickiSweden's John Guidetti (L) celebrates their win after the game with Alexander Milosevic (C) and Oscar Lewicki

After falling down the pecking order, the 24-year-old was loaned out Hannover in February of this year, where he reportedly impressed Bournemouth scouts during a 10-game spell.

But Milosevic's injury record, which saw his time in Germany cut short by a knee problem, means the move may well prove to be a gamble for the Cherries.

Sweden's Alexander Milosevic is shown a red card by referee Anastasios SidiropoulosSweden's Alexander Milosevic is shown a red card by referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos

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