With justb one summer signing (to date), manager Eddie Howe has gone on record to say that he's looking to recruit quality players over the Summer period and not just anyone who happens to be available.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Howe is quoted as saying: "We are actively looking for players and have made bids. We have been working hard over the summer to try to secure our top targets. I have always said that we wouldn’t be looking to bring in huge numbers but we are looking for quality. Dan Gosling highlights the type of player we are looking for and, hopefully, we can add others to the squad. It is difficult with everyone competing for such a small pool of players but we are confident we will have our squad in place, and the one we want to move forward with, before the season starts. It is difficult to predict a time frame. I have always been a firm believer that you get the right players and you don’t just get numbers. A lot of Championship clubs have added numbers to their squads and that is the way they work. We like to identify players we want and will try to pursue them until such time as we sign them or they go elsewhere. Our existing squad is very strong and, to try to improve it, we need to make sure we get very good players to complement what we already have and that is a difficult task".