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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Neil Fissler

THE Bournemouth club trans­fer record looks in jeop­ardy if they want to sign Rapid Vi­enna striker Ter­rence Boyd.

Cher­ries boss Ed­die Howe has made a new striker his pri­or­ity and has made an of­fer of around £750,000 for the Amer­i­can in­ter­na­tional.

The Aus­trian out­fit are hold­ing out for more which would mean Bournemouth break their record of £800,000 which they paid Craw­ley Town for Matt Tubbs.

Bournemouth are keen on Boyd who has al­ready found the net twice this sea­son for Rapid and who was on in­ter­na­tional duty against Bos­ni­aHerze­gov­ina last week.

Howe has turned to Ger­man born Boyd who has never played in the United States but holds dual na­tion­al­ity thanks to his US ser­vice­man fa­ther.

The 22-year-old who has ex­pe­ri­ence in his home­land with Hertha BSC II and Borus­sia Dort­mund II joined Rapid on a three year deal in June 2012.

Howe had been in­ter­ested in sign­ing Malmo hit man Tokelo Rantie but lost in­ter­ested af­ter the Swedish side knocked back two bids.

Mid­dles­brough ex­pressed an in­ter­est in Rantie last week but face com­pe­ti­tion from Saint Etienne. DON­CASTER could of­fer Jamie O’Hara an es­cape route from train­ing with the Wolves youth team.

O’Hara is one of a host of play­ers Kenny Jack­ett has told can leave the League One side and Donny are in­ter­ested. FOR­EST boss Billy Davies aims to bring at least two more play­ers into the City Ground be­fore the end of the month.

Davies is keen on West Ham United striker Ri­cardo Vaz Te who has been told he is sur­plus to re­quire­ments af­ter strug­gling to make an im­pact at Up­ton Park since the club were pro­moted back to the Pre­mier League.

He scored only three times in 24 ap­pear­ances and the sign­ing of Andy Car­roll means Ham­mers have to make room on their wage bill.

Vaz Te is a player The Ham­mers are will­ing to let go.

Davies has also not given up hope of land­ing Mid­dles­brough mid­fielder Grant Lead­bit­ter.

Davies is re­fus­ing to take no for an an­swer de­spite hav­ing three bids re­jected.

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