Rangers-linked Jack Wilshere is being offered a short-term Bournemouth deal as they facing losing Junior Stanislas until March, Football Insider understands.
The Cherries midfielder broke down with an ankle injury against Millwall on Tuesday night and reportedly left the ground on crutches.
A Bournemouth source has told Football Insider that Stanislas is expected to be out for four to six weeks in a major blow to their automatic promotion hopes.
The Championship club are set to turn to free agent Wilshere to plug the gap.
The source explained that early talks are being held with the England international, 29, about a deal running for the rest of the season.
It comes following an extended period on trial for Wilshere at the club where he was on loan in 2017.
The free-agent midfielder has been training with Bournemouth for the past three weeks.
He has been without a club since last October after leaving West Ham, where he agreed a pay-off for the remaining nine months of his contract.
The Premier League club were so eager to get the central midfielder off their wage bill they paid up 85 per cent of his package at what a source explained came at a cost of £3million for the Hammers.
Rangers were in contact over a potential move for Wilshere last October but a deal could not be agreed.
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 5, 2020
Wilshere made just 19 appearances for West Ham following his 2018 move from Arsenal.
He had been frozen out of the side by manager David Moyes before his departure despite claiming he was fully fit.