Cherries won't sell cheaply
Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell has warned clubs they won't be able to sign his players at a cut price.
Last Updated: 11/01/10 5:20pm
Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell has warned clubs they will not be able to sign Cherries players at a cut price.
With Bournemouth currently just five points off top-spot in League Two, the chairman admits there has been interest in a number of players in the promotion-chasing side.
Young striker Brett Pitman is one of the names being linked with a move away, with Cardiff, Bristol Rovers, Charlton, Plymouth and Huddersfield rumoured to be tracking the forward.
But chairman Mitchell admits clubs are wrong if they think they can raid Dean Court and pick up a bargain.
"People will think they can get a bargain, but they won't get a bargain," he told the Bournemouth Daily Echo. "They'll pay what the players are worth if they are interested in them.
"We haven't got a 'For Sale' sign up. It's like anything, if a tempting offer came in, it would have to be considered.
"It would be a joint discussion between (manager) Eddie Howe and myself, after it has been run past the board.
"I don't want to name numbers or players, but we've definitely had interest. As yet, nothing has been backed up with serious bids. We've been prodded.
"No one has come in and said 'here's the cash' for someone. Until someone does, it's hard to give facts, but there's been interest.
"I've sat down with Eddie Howe and talked about it.
"The window is open for quite a bit longer and we'll wait and see what happens.
"We want to progress and stay in the league position we are in. I'd not want to sell the people who have got us there."
Bournemouth's next scheduled game is a home tie against Bury in League Two on Saturday.