Bournemouth expects to continue with the revamp of the mid-session following the opening discussions with Brentford regarding the prospective deal for Chris Mepham, the high-rated star of Wales who is the central defender. He is going to cost an excessive amount of £15m.
It has been a long time since the club has been interested in this player. The inquiries for this player had been lodged with the championship club in both the transfer windows that had taken place before. However, the offer of £10m in the last season had been rejected. Chelsea started considering a buy-back clause in the summertime on Nathan Ake, and in the meantime, Bournemouth is looking forward to making an addition to their defensive option. It is being hoped that they will push through the offer in the meantime.
Mepham had been a significant part of the book of Chelsea. He has been at Brentford for quite a long time now. He has been associated with the team since he had been 14 years old. He had made his way to the first team 2 years back. The display that he gave last season has enabled him to earn the internal recognition with Wales. Thus, he had been able to grab the attention of Bournemouth. Southampton is also known to have to track his progress and might be the rival of Chelsea. However, it appears as Chelsea wants him for long-term and will make the first move.