Date: 31st January 2007 at 10:28am
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Greek midfielder Dimitrios Zografakis will not be joining AFC Bournemouth.

The 28 year old spent last week training with the Cherries and watched the Bournemouth verses Everton friendly last weekend.

But the players £300,000 annual salary (how much?!) has proved a stumbling block.

Speaking to the Daily Echo Bond said…

‘The agent knew our financial parameters because he has recommended a number of players to us in the past. But although he knew our limitations, when I told the player’s Greek agent where we were coming from, he was gobsmacked.

‘They were looking for a lot more than we could ever pay so it was almost a waste of time. The lad was very enthusiastic and certainly had something about him, but we couldn’t get anywhere close to what he wanted.’