STARS IN EUROPE - IVORY COST - CLUB - Max Gradel on the move to Bournemouth
Premier League newcomers Bournemouth are closing in on the signing of St Etienne forward Max Gradel.
The Ivory Coast international, 27, had a loan spell with the Cherries in the 2007-08 season and is undergoing a medical with the south coast club.
Gradel began his career at Leicester and, after a loan spell at Leeds, moved to Elland Road permanently in 2010.
He joined St Etienne 18 months later and was their leading scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 17 goals.