BOURNEMOUTH have released eight players following promotion to the Premier League including Gary Cahill.
The Cherries secured their place back in the top-flight after finishing second in the Championship.
Gary Cahill has been released by Bournemouth
Cahill was joined by Brennan Camp, Ryan Glover, Connor Kurran-Browne and Luke Nippard in leaving the club.
Academy players Owen Palmer, Aaron Roberts and Jack Seddon will also depart when their contracts expire next month.
Cahill was the most high-profile name to leave the club after just a year with Bournemouth.
The centre-back joined from Crystal Palace and played 22 times in their promotion-winning season.
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Elsewhere, SunSport revealed Bournemouth are keen on Middlesbrough midfielder Marcus Tavernier.
The Leeds-born attacker was an ever-present for Boro this season in the Championship.
He racked up 48 appearances and scored five goals in all competitions.
Bournemouth boss Scott Parker is assessing his squad as they prepare for their Premier League return.
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And he likes the look of former England Under-20 starlet Tavernier.
Despite only turning 23 in March, he has already made 165 senior appearances since joining Boro’s academy from Newcastle back in 2013.
Tavernier is the younger brother of Rangers captain James Tavernier, who was top-scorer in this season’s Europa League with seven goals, despite being a right-back.
Boro boss Chris Wilder is looking to rebuild his squad over the summer after they missed out on the play-offs.
He will have money to spend from chairman Steve Gibson, but Tavernier is one of the stars he ideally wants to keep hold of.