Bournemouth want ex-QPR and Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel from Fenerbahce but transfer will cost £12million

    BOURNEMOUTH are making a dramatic late swoop for speedy winger Bright Osayi-Samuel and bidding to bring him back from Turkey.

    The Cherries hope to do a deal with Fenerbahce for the former Blackpool and QPR wideman as they desperately look for new attacking options.

    Bright Osayi-Samuel is being linked with a move to Bournemouth

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    Bright Osayi-Samuel is being linked with a move to BournemouthCredit: Getty

    Osayi-Samuel, 25, is settled in Istanbul with a first-team slot so it will be a hard task to move him to the Premier League.

    Bournemouth’s transfer team are big fans of the versatile Nigerian and would find the funds for a player who could fill several roles for them.

    Osayi-Samuel has operated as a right wing-back for the Turkish giants but can also play on either flank and up top.

    Bournemouth are initially suggesting a loan with a view to buy but that may not work for any party.

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    If new owner William Foley finds the money for a bid of around £12million and the contract is right, then the move is on.

    But Bournemouth will not be signing midfield target Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma.

    The Italian, 23, reportedly refused to meet with executives from Bournemouth this week after they had flown to Italy in an attempt to complete a transfer.

    Tottenham and AC Milan had expressed an interest in signing him, but Bournemouth were willing to table the best bid.

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    According to Sky Sports Italia, the Cherries were keen to match Roma‘s £26.4m asking price in order to swiftly complete the deal.

    However, after club chiefs flew out to Italy to meet with Zaniolo, the player refused to take part in negotiations and instead sent his agent Claudio Vigorelli to the meeting.

    Roma have been left furious with the midfielder as a result and the club are now believed to be considering disciplinary action against him.

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