The importance of Swansea City’s 2-0 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon cannot be underestimated.
Not only did it earn three vital points for Paul Clement’s side and showcase the Swans' superiority over a club likely to join them in the lower regions of the Premier League at the business end of the campaign.
That the victory was secured without their two most influential attackers of last season, injured striker Fernando Llorente and departed play-maker Gylfi Sigurdsson, is a major step in the right direction.
The report claims that Bournemouth are determined to ensure they remain within Financial Fair Play restrictions after a summer of heavy spending, with manager Eddie Howe ready to listen to offers for players such as Afobe and Jordon Ibe.
Worth the money?
Like former Liverpool starlet Ibe, Afobe has struggled to justify his hefty price tag since moving from Wolves for £10 million in January last year, as reported by the BBC.
A ruthless finisher in the lower leagues, the former Arsenal youngster has managed just 10 in 49 Premier League appearances for the Cherries. Therefore, Swansea supporters could be forgiven for wondering whether Afobe would be worth paying a high price for, with Bournemouth likely to demand recouping their outlay.
However, he would offer a more mobile option up top, complementing the ageing targetman Llorente and the penalty-box poacher Abraham.