Moneybags Bournemouth to continue the spending?

Like an over-enthusiastic female on Oxford Street ready to jump from shop to shop and splash the cash, it is AFC Bournemouth who are currently jumping from club to club not to buy clothes, but players with their Russian-funded money.

After signing Matt Tubbs from Crawley Town for a club record £800,000 and also lodging a bid for Colchester’s Anthony Wordsworth, Bournemouth are now in the market for Derby County’s Ben Davies as they take advantage of their new found wealth in a situation light years away from their administration riddled recent history.

It is believed that Cherries boss Lee Bradbury is a big fan of Davies’ prowess from set-pieces and is willing to fork out around half a million pounds to bring the 30 year old to the Seward Stadium as they aim to build an outfit ready to achieve promotion to the championship.

Davies started the season well but like a pre-emptive fly out of the blocks, he had gone to early and has recently began to fade, eventually falling out of Nigel Clough’s plans. Davies is a hard-working central midfielder who has deadly crossing ability, but with ever-improving defences, his effectiveness at a higher level is being rendered redundant.

However, with Davies in need of games at his age and Derby willing to relinquish the player off their books, this could be a logical move for all involved as Bournemouth try to launch a completely legitimate assault, not quite like those you see at 3am in your local on a Saturday night, on the play-off positions with their new found riches.

The reported fee could be between £500 and £800k for ex-Notts County man Davies, but Derby could be tempted to say no as they could struggle for replacements and depth after fellow midfielder Tomasz Cywka left for Reading and darkness surrounds Paul Green’s future at Pride Park, literally as the electric failed in the board-room and nobody can locate the paper, as the Irishman’s contract expires in the summer.

Apart from that particular sticking point, Bournemouth are interested in taking Davies for a significant sum of Russian money and a deal could be pushed through tomorrow if Derby can also locate a replacement for the outbound, Nottingham Forest’s Paul Anderson has been mentioned for £600k but that remains a bit on the sceptical side.

It could be a busy day at Pride Park tomorrow.