Bournemouth face losing manager Eddie Howe to Crystal Palace.

The Sun says bookmakers suspended betting on the Eagles job after Howe, 33, met Palace co-owner Steve Parish yesterday.

Palace have turned to the Cherries boss after Steve Coppell rejected the chance of a fifth spell in charge at Selhurst Park.

But Howe is up for the challenge after rejecting offers from both Peterborough and Southampton in the past year.

Palace hope to have him in place for Saturday's FA Cup clash at Coventry.