Cherries deny Hayter claims
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bournemouth have denied reports that QPR have tabled a bid for James Hayter.
Bournemouth have denied reports that they are considering a Queens Park Rangers bid for James Hayter.
The Cherries forward will be out of contract during the summer and the club are therefore keen to boost their empty coffers with a transfer fee before he leaves on a Bosman.
The South Coast outfit also face losing midfielder Brian Stock in the summer and recently turned down a six-figure sum from Nottingham Forest.
Newspaper reports have suggested that QPR have already tabled a £150,000 offer for the prolific Hayter, while Barnsley have also been credited with an interest.
But Bournemouth chairman Peter Phillips has assured Sky Sports that he is yet to receive any offers for the 26-year-old.
"I've just been reading about this and it's the first I've heard of it," he told skysports.com.
"The fact is that we've received one offer and that was the one for Brian Stock which came from Nottingham Forest."
The Cherries chief did confirm that there would be movement in and out of Dean Court during the transfer window, however, and revealed that South African midfielder Andrew Surman could soon be back in Dorset.
"Andrew's gone back to Southampton because, understandably, George Burley wants to assess his squad and have a look at him. But we're hopeful that we'll be able to get him back here in a few weeks' time," he added.