Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert could be on his way back to the south coast after newly promoted Bournemouth have expressed an interest in signing him.

The Former Southampton front-man left St Marys last summer in £4 million move to join the club he supported as a boy, but the dream move did not play out the way the England international had hoped with Lambert only getting seven starts for the Reds all season.

Bournemouth know it will be a struggle for a club of their size to spend more than one season in the top flight, and with that in mind manager Eddie Howe is looking at players who have Premiership experience to help boost his sides chances of avoiding the drop.

The Cherries manager feels that Lambert could be the ideal strike partner for Callum Wilson, whose 23 goal helped win Bournemouth promotion and will approach Anfield over the move.