Charlie Mulgrew linked with Bournemouth

CELTIC’s Charlie Mulgrew is reportedly a target for English Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth.

Charlie Mulgrew in action against Legia Warsaw. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is keen to bolster his squad for their assault on the English top flight and has reportedly earmarked Hoops utility man Mulgrew as a potential new signing.

Mulgrew was reportedly a target for Howe long before the Dean Court side won promotion to the Premier League.

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The topped the Championship after beating Watford to top spot by one point and a 3-0 victory away to Charlton on the final day.

If Mulgrew moved south, he would be part of a sizeable Scottish contingent on the south coast, joining the likes of Matt Ritchie, Ryan Fraser and Josh Carmichael.

His former Parkhead team-mate Artur Boruc is currently on loan at the club from Southampton.