AFC Bournemouth are reportedly keen on signing in-form Preston North End striker Callum Robinson in January.

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, Cherries boss Eddie Howe is willing to spend £7m to take Robinson down to the South Coast next month.

The 23-year-old has scored 10 times in all competitions for the Lilywhites this season, with nine of those coming in the Skybet Championship.

However, he won’t be scoring any more in the foreseeable future as he is set for three months on the sidelines after surgery on a damaged hamstring tendon.

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The injury will, of course, be a concern to Howe, but it appears he has seen enough of the player to take a risk when the window opens.

Robinson moved to Deepdale on a permanent basis in the summer of 2016 following two successful loan spells and is contracted to the club until 2020.

The attack is arguably the strongest area of the Cherries squad, with just five clubs scoring more goals in the Premier League so far this season.

Callum Wilson, whose form earned him his first senior England call-up and goal last month, leads the way in terms of league goals on seven, followed by Josh King on five and David Brooks on three.