BOURNEMOUTH are considering making a move for Liverpool's Dominic Solanke, but Jurgen Klopp and co won't let him go if he is just going to warm the bench.
Eddie Howe's side have inquired about securing Solanke's services on loan, but he may not start for the Cherries unless there is a sale.
Getty Images – Getty3 Liverpool aren't likely to let Solanke move to Bournemouth if he's just going to sit on the bench and not get game time
The only likely exit for the Cherries is veteran Jermaine Defoe leaving for games.
But Liverpool would not want Solanke to replace him and go on the bench.
Bournemouth are also weighing up a shock move for Preston striker Callum Robinson – although he is out injured for months.
Howe is keen to land the lively forward who has been among the goals for North End before a cruel hamstring operation setback.
Reuters3 Preston striker Callum Robinson is another Bournemouth target
The Cherries may still try to buy Robinson in the window as they look for more competition up front-he would cost around £6 to £7 million.
Robinson should be fit by the end of February, so it is not a major snag or enough to put his fan club off.
Defoe is likely to leave the south coast and Championship side Sheffield United are weighing up a move for Defoe to boost their promotion hopes.
The Bournemouth striker is on Chris Wilder's radar for a six-month loan, after failing to start a Premier League game this season under Howe.
Getty – Contributor3 The Republic of Ireland international is being eyed up as a man to provide competition up front for Bournemouth
Solanke is also wanted by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Rangers were believed to be in pole position to sign Solanke in January, as the striker has struggled to get regular football under Klopp.
The 21-year-old would be given the chance to lead the front line for Rangers, which could be a more attractive option.