Bournemouth bid for Norwich striker Lewis Grabban hours after clinching Benik Afobe deal

Lewis Grabban and Christian Fuchs compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Watford
Image: Lewis Grabban has made just three Premier League starts since his failed move to Bournemouth in the summer

Bournemouth have made a formal bid for out-of-favour Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban, according to Sky sources.

Despite completing the £10m signing of Wolves star Benik Afobe on Sunday, it is understood Cherries boss Eddie Howe remains keen to add another forward option.

Bournemouth had at least two bids rejected by Norwich for Grabban in the summer, and he was subsequently punished by the Canaries after failing to show up for the subsequent Capital One Cup tie with Rotherham.

Eddie Howe
Image: Eddie Howe completed the signing of Wolves striker Benik Afobe on Sunday and is keen to add more forward options

The 27-year-old was hit with a fine and a suspension after storming out of the team hotel and failing to report for the 2-1 win at the New York Stadium on August 25.

He has made just three Premier League starts since and eight appearances overall this season, and has remained of interest to Howe, who lost first-choice striker Callum Wilson to long-term injury in September.

Pearce: Afobe will be a hit

Pearce: Afobe will be a hit

Stuart Pearce believes new Bournemouth signing Benik Afobe will be a hit under manager Eddie Howe

Grabban previously spent two years at the Cherries and was sold by them to Norwich for £300,000 in 2014, when both sides were in the Championship.

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The former Crystal Palace and Millwall man is expected to fetch a lot more than that this time.

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