Bournemouth have set their sights on signing Charlton goalkeeper Dillon Phillips, Football Insider understands.
Manager Jason Tindall is in the market for a new first-choice keeper after Aaron Ramsdale left the south coast to join Sheffield United for £18.5million.
A source at Dean Court has told Football Insider that the Cherries have identified the Addicks’ 25-year-old as an ideal replacement for their former shot-stopper and are set to make contact with the recently-relegated side over a potential deal.
Phillips, who came through the youth ranks at the Valley to establish himself as a first-team mainstay, has over 102 appearances under his belt for Charlton to date.
He was an ever-present for Lee Bowyer in the Championship last season but managed to keep just nine clean sheets as the club were relegated back to League One on the final day of the season.
His performances between the sticks have caught the attention of Bournemouth, who themselves are preparing for a season in the second tier after they dropped out of the Premier League.
The Cherries’ former number one Ramsdale has joined the likes of Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake in securing an immediate transfer back to the Premier League to re-sign for Sheffield United.
The 22-year-old, who joined Bournemouth from the Blades in 2017, played a total of 37 times in the Premier League last season.
Tindall currently has young prospects Mark Travers and Will Dennis as his options between the sticks, while the experienced Asmir Begovic has returned from his loan spell at AC Milan.
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