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Bournemouth to prepare for Premier League with end-of-season cleanout

AFC Bournemouth are quickly preparing for life in the Premier League after telling six players they will not be offered new deals.

The Cherries clinched the Championship title on the weekend after snaring automatic promotion to England's top flight early last week and Eddie Howe is already looking ahead to the Dorset club's very first step-up to the first division.

Veteran left-back Ian Harte, striker Josh McQuoid, goalkeeper Benji Buchel, defender Joe Partington, winger Mohamed Coulibaly and defender/midfielder Miles Addison have been told they are no longer required at the Goldsands Stadium.

It is also believed that goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan will leave the club in search of regular opportunities after making just one appearance throughout the 2014/15 campaign.

"It's always difficult when you have to make decisions about players' futures, especially when they have done so well for us over a long period of time," manager Eddie Howe told the club's official website.

"This is the heartbreaking part of the job because we are losing some very good people and some fantastic characters."


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