Bournemouth close to deal for former Leeds star

first_imgBournemouth have reached a provisional agreement with Saint-Etienne over the signing of Max Gradel.The two clubs have, according to L’Equipe, agreed that the winger can join the newly-promoted side – after the French outfit finish their Europa League qualifiers.Saint-Etienne are said to want around £7m for the 27-year-old, who spent time on loan with Bournemouth from Leicester City during the 2007/08 season.Gradel also reportedly has a provisional contract agreement with Eddie Howe’s men and a meeting is now due between the two clubs.While Saint-Etienne may want £7m, the Cherries are hoping that a fee of around £5m could secure the former Leeds man’s signature. Max Gradel 1last_img