Eddie Howe confirms three Sunderland targets set to leave Bournemouth this summer

Grabban spent time on loan at Reading last season
Grabban spent time on loan at Reading last season
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Eddie Howe has said that he expects Marc Wilson and Lewis Grabban, who are being considered by Sunderland, to leave Bournemouth this summer.

The Cherries have spent heavily this summer with Jermain Defoe, Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic all arriving.

That trio have left Howe with a bloated squad; Wilson and Grabban likely to be two of those moved on to balance the books.

Howe told the Daily Echo: "I think there is a good chance both players may look to leave the football club in this window.

“Obviously, I have to make some difficult choices and work with the players I feel are going to participate during our season. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to make some tough calls."

Grabban spent time on loan at Reading last year, with Wilson, who can play in defence and midfield, making four league appearances during a short spell with Tony Pulis at West Brom.

Pulis suggested he would be interested in making that permanent, but has made no move so far this summer.

Hull City have also been credited with an interest in striker Grabban.

Both players have not been given a squad number ahead of the new season.

Howe has also told BBC Radio Solent that Max Gradel could be allowed to leave the club this summer.

He said: "With Max, we'll wait and see. If I can't guarantee him games, then we may look at something."

Simon Grayson is a firm admirer of Gradel after their successful partnership at Leeds United and enquired about a loan deal for the Ivorian. The Cherries are determined to sell, however, and the player himself is thought to be keen on a return to France.