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Trio of clubs join Man Utd in race for Bournemouth star Ritchie

Three more Premier League clubs are showing significant interest in Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie.


The Daily Mail reports that West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and West Ham United have joined Manchester United in the race to sign the 26-year-old winger.

The seven-time Scotland international has emerged as one of the Cherries top players in the Premier League this season, prompting the interest from Bournemouth's rivals, but manager Eddie Howe has made it clear that the Dorset club have no intention of selling.

"Matty is a good player so it's not a surprise to me he is being linked with the top clubs," said Howe.

"When Matty is on form and playing well he is a threat to everybody.

"It's not welcome by us. We are not a selling club and we want to add to the squad. We are not looking to sell anybody."

Andrew Slevison
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