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Bournemouth look to Eastern Europe for new players

Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell believes some English players are pricing themselves out of the market and will therefore look to Eastern Europe for new recruits. He told the Daily Echo: "With the wage differentials, we may be able to pick up top quality players from eastern European countries on the budget we have in place. There are League One-standard players there that would come here for a lot less. It is something we are looking at.

"As much as we want to get half-a-dozen homegrown players in our squad each season, we also have to see where we can get the best footballers for the least money.

"To a degree, I think some players in this country are pricing themselves out of the market. We have a wage cap and are going to work within it. We can't risk breaking it for anybody and can only sign players we can afford.

"We are looking at Russia and other eastern European countries. It is a big world out there and there are lots of players outside of this country that we need to view."

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