Report claims Eddie Howe has made Kenny Lala a prime target for Bournemouth

Eddie Howe the head coach

Eddie Howe has been a busy man this week after Bournemouth were linked with two new signings.

Eddie Howe, manager of Bournemouth applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

Bournemouth pulled off another remarkable season by finishing 12th in the Premier League last term

The south coast club are one of the smallest in the top two divisions but consistently punch above their weight under Eddie Howe.

Bournemouth are one of the most attractive sides to watch in the top flight and Howe is not resting on his laurels if transfer speculation this week is anything to go by.

The Cherries have been linked with a £16 million move for Colombian defensive midfielder Jefferson Lerma, as reported by Sky Sports.

Strasbourg's French defender Kenny Lala (L) vies with Nantes' French defender Leo Dubois during the French L1 football match between RC Strasbourg Alsace and Nantes FC at La Baujoire...

And now according to reports from Get French Football News, Bournemouth have made Strasbourg right back Kenny Lala their prime defensive target.

Get French Football News claims Bournemouth have identified Lala as a priority signing in the summer transfer window.

Lala, 26, played a fulfilling season with RCSA, as his side beat pre-season odds in defeating the drop.

Strasbourg's French defender Kenny Lala (L) vies with Lille's French midefielder Ibrahim Amadou during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Strasbourg (RCSA) on Janaury 28,...

His current deal runs until 2019 and Bournemouth are keen to push through a move for the former Valenciennes and Lens star.

Besides having a dream of a name for headline writers... Lala also possesses a top quality right foot with superb passing ability and a mean strike.

So much so that he is often trusted as his side's penalty taker.

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