Bournemouth have opened negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over a potential deal for winger Jacob Bruun Larsen.
The 21-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Signal Iduna Park, making just nine appearances in all competitions. He has not even started a game in the Bundesliga this year, prompting rumours that he could be sold.
Larsen has just 18 months remaining on his current contract, and Sky Sports News claim that Bournemouth are looking to take advantage of the situation with a potential January move for the Denmark international.
Dortmund are understood to value Larsen at €15m (£12.8m), and they are prepared to let him leave on loan, as long as Bournemouth agree to an obligation to buy him permanently in the summer.
Larsen is understood to be keeping his options open at this stage in the window, so it seems as though Bournemouth may have some more work to do to convince the 21-year-old that moving to the Vitality Stadium would be best for his career.
Bournemouth are looking to add some much-needed creativity in their team. Eddie Howe's side have fallen to 19th in the Premier League table, and their tally of just 20 goals scored is tied for the worst record in the league.
The Cherries may also be looking for a long-term replacement for Ryan Fraser, who appears set to leave the club in the summer once his contract expires.
Howe confirmed (via Sky Sports News) that the club have struggled to find potential signings this season, but they are determined to continue looking for the right player.
"I think a combination of things makes it very difficult for us in this window to recruit," he said. League position, availability of players, resources available to improve the squad.
"It's potentially going to be loans that we're looking at and it is not easy to find the right players to improve the squad.
"I could sign a whole host of players but I need someone to come in and actually improve what I've got and I think that's the most difficult part. We'll search until the end of the window because if there is that one player out there that can make the difference then we need to find him."
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