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Cherries Rule Out Defoe Exit

Cherries Rule Out Defoe Exit

Eddie Howe has insisted there is “no chance” of Jermain Defoe leaving Bournemouth on loan before Friday’s transfer deadline. Clubs outside of the Premier League have until Friday to snap up players on loan and there have been suggestions that Defoe could head to the Championship to get more game time.

Bournemouth coasted past MK Dons 3-0 in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash, with Lys Mousset, Ryan Fraser and Jordon Ibe finding the back of the net.

Cherries boss Howe then scotched talk linking ex-England striker Defoe with a loan switch to Nottingham Forest, and insisted none of his players will be moving on.

Asked if Defoe would be allowed to head out on loan, Howe replied: “No I’m not going to let anyone go, our squad is our squad. We’re not huge on numbers, and we also have a couple of injuries at the moment.

“Jermain’s a valued member of our squad, we only carry four strikers so there’s absolutely no chance of him going anywhere.”

Bournemouth would not be able to draft in a replacement so there appears to be zero chance of Defoe moving on.

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