AFC Bournemouth head coach Scott Parker is expecting some business to be done at Dean Court before the transfer window closes at 11 pm on Tuesday night.
The Cherries are hopeful that there could be one or two additions to the first-team squad, whilst Parker believes that there could be some departures on loan for some younger members of the squad.
There has already been quite a turnover of players on the south coast this summer.
Since the end of the failed promotion challenge during the 2020/21 campaign under former head coach Jonathan Woodgate, Rodrigo Riquelme has returned to Atletico Madrid, Cameron Carter-Vickers has returned to Tottenham Hotspur and Shane Long is back with parent club Southampton.
Former England international Jack Wilshere was released following the expiry of his short-term contact, whilst Asmir Begovic was allowed to join Everton, Sam Surridge was sold to Stoke City and Arnaut Danjuma and Diego Rico were sold to Spanish La Liga sides Villareal and Real Sociedad respectively.
There have been five incomings, with the Cherries thus far only dealing with free transfers and loan deals with the additions of Emiliano Marcondes (free transfer from Brentford), Leif Davis (on loan from Leeds United), Orjan Nyland (free transfer from Norwich City), Gary Cahil (free transfer from Crystal Palace) and Morgan Rogers (on loan from Manchester City).
Speaking after the 0-0 draw with Hull City, Parker was asked by BBC Radio Solent about his hopes for the end of the transfer window.
“We’re working hard. We’re trying to get some faces in.
“Hopefully we can do that. But at the same time, you never know in this current climate.
“So I’m looking forward to it (the transfer window) shutting with maybe a couple in as well, so we’ll see.”
On the prospect of some of the younger members of the squad departing on loan he added…
“Maybe there might be some loan options, some boys that maybe want to play some football which obviously they might not get with the squad getting a bit fuller.
“So there could be some options for people to go on loan.”
Scott Parker says he was pleased to introduce more experience on the pitch in Bournemouth's goalless draw at Hull
— BBC Radio Solent Sport (@solentsport) August 28, 2021
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