Bournemouth look to Crystal Palace veteran to guide the way to Premier League survival

The Daily Star are reporting that Premier League new boys Bournemouth have made a £3.5 million bid for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray as they make plans to replace star man Callum Wilson, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe thinks 31-year-old veteran Murray can provide his team with the requisite experience to push for survival in their first season in the top flight.

Palace are prepared to offload Murray if they can bring in either Chelsea’s Loic Remy or QPR hitman Charlie Austin, two of their top targets this summer.

The Cherries will make their move if Aston Villa decide to bid for star striker Wilson. Villa manager Tim Sherwood sees the 23-year-old as the man to take over goalscoring duties from Christian Benteke, who is all but certain of securing a £32.5 million transfer to Liverpool in the coming few days.

Wilson only joined Bournemouth from Coventry last summer and fired in 20 goals to help Howe’s team clinch promotion to the Premier League.