Cherries eye twin capture
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bournemouth boss Sean O'Driscoll is hoping to sign strikers Leon Best and Scott Vernon.
Bournemouth boss Sean O'Driscoll is hoping to capture strikers Leon Best and Scott Vernon.
Southampton forward Best (pictured) has been touted as a star of the future but his opportunities at St Mary's may be limited this season.
O'Driscoll believes that a switch to Dean Court would be a good move for the 19-year-old, and has already spoken to Saints boss George Burley about a possible deal.
"He is one of the players we've asked about and he is one of a number of players we would be interested in," O'Driscoll told the Daily Echo.
"We spoke to George Burley after we had played them behind closed doors to see what his availability would be.
"They are trying to get players in and he might be a possibility for us.
"If he were to become available, we would be interested in him.
"I would imagine George won't be loaning any of his players to other Championship clubs so unless they go to Premiership or League Two, I think we're a good option and the boy would enjoy it if he came down."
O'Driscoll is also planning to renew his interest in Blackpool striker Scott Vernon, a player he failed to sign on loan last season.
"Blackpool wouldn't loan him to us because of the situation both clubs were in at the time, so he went to Colchester," O'Driscoll explained.
"If he was going to move, I think Colchester would be his first choice because of the chance of playing in The Championship.
"But he's Blackpool's player so they need to decide what they are going to do.
"But he is somebody that we would be interested in if the possibility of a loan came about."