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BOURNEMOUTH want to bolster their promotion bid by signing Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray on loan for the rest of the season.
Murray, 31, has an uncertain future at Selhurst Park after being allowed to join another Championship side, Reading, on loan earlier in the season.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe wants to sign another striker and sees Murray, who scored eight goals in 18 appearances for the Royals, as the man to do what he needs.
Murray was told by former Palace boss Neil Warnock that he was the last in line for a first team place with the Premier League outfit.
He hasn’t played for the club since the end of January.
Murray has been a Palace player since May 2011 and helped them win promotion in his second season at the club by scoring 30 goals.
Bournemouth, who are battling with Middlesbrough and Derby at the top of the Championship table, have scored the most goals in the division this season.
But Howe is keen to add to his strike power for what he believes could be the missing part of his promotion-winning jigsaw. BLACKPOOL are still keen on signing Carlisle United ace Brad Potts despite having a loan move rejected out of hand.
Blackpool have been looking at Potts, 20, for the last few months but will now wait until the summer to make another move.
NORWCH CITY are lining up an end-of-season move for Blackburn Rovers left-back Marcus Olsson, the twin brother of Martin.
Swedish international Martin has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer with Swansea City.
Now Norwich see twin Marcus as his replacment.
The 26-year-old has spent the last three seasons at Ewood Park. He was released last summer only to be re-signed.
He could be off for good this summer if Norwich follow up their interest in the player who has two international caps.
The Olsson boys are the brothers-inlaw of Dallas Mavericks basketball star Dirk Nowitzki, who is married to their sister Jessica.
Rovers could be forced to offload players this summer to balance their books after having a transfer embargo imposed this season.