Bournemouth's Gradel set for Toulouse loan

Max Gradel of AFC Bournemouth in action during a Pre Season Friendly match between AFC Bournemouth and Estoril Praia at the Marbella Football Center on July 15, 2017 in Marbella, Spain.

HITC Sport understands Bournemouth attacker set for loan move.

Max Gradel of AFC Bournemouth in action during a Pre Season Friendly match between AFC Bournemouth and Estoril Praia at the Marbella Football Center on July 15, 2017 in Marbella, Spain.

Bournemouth forward Max Gradel is closing in on a loan move to Toulouse, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Toulouse have been chasing Gradel all summer as they look to bring the former Saint Etienne man back to Ligue 1.

Bournemouth have rejected several offers for Gradel already this summer, but a compromise is understood to have been reached between all parties.

Gradel was expected to feature in Eddie Howe's plans for this season after impressing pre-season, but the winger was not named in the Bournemouth squad for last weekend's opening day defeat to West Bromwich Albion and Howe is now willing to let the Ivory Coast international leave on loan.

Former Leeds star Gradel is happy to go out on loan after enduring a difficult two seasons on the South Coast.

Phil Jones of Manchester United in action with Max Gradel of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on March 4, 2017 in...Phil Jones of Manchester United in action with Max Gradel of Bournemouth 

Gradel has started just 11 Premier League games for Bournemouth after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury just four games into his debut season with the Cherries.

Toulouse are set to take Gradel on a season-long loan with the option to make the move permanent.

Gradel previously spent four years at St Etienne and he is keen to head back to Ligue 1 for another stint there.

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