â¢ Former England striker spent loan spell at club as a teenager
â¢ Bournemouth also retain an interest in Dwight Gayle and Glenn Murray
Bournemouth are considering an ambitious approach to Sunderland for Jermain Defoe, as they seek to bolster their firepower for their first season in the top-flight.
The 32-year-old only moved to Sunderland last January after an ill-fated spell at Toronto FC and he is under contract until 2018. The north-east club, who have made a worrying start to the new season, would be loth to lose him.