JASON Tindall remained tight-lipped on Cherries’ transfer plans but admitted he was not surprised at rumours linking the Dean Court side with a move for Andrew Surman.
Reports linking Cherries with a swoop for the Norwich midfielder resurfaced at the weekend off the back of his loan stint on the south coast last season.
Tindall told the Daily Echo: “I’m sure there’s always going to be rumours linking us with players like Andrew Surman, particularly because he was here last year and he did well for us.
“He’s doing really well at Norwich at the minute but if there are rumours then they are only rumours. Until you sign someone, it’s a different matter.
“We can’t talk about anyone else’s players. All I can tell you is that when Andrew Surman was here last year he did incredibly well for the team and he’s a good player.”
Johannesburg-born Surman made 39 appearances for Cherries last term and the Daily Echo predicted in April that the 27-year-old was likely to be top of Howe’s summer wish list.
The ex-Southampton man, who was not part of the Norwich squad for Saturday’s 3-0 win over Watford, has a year left to run on his current deal and would probably command a fee of around £500,000 if the Canaries were prepared to sell.
Cherries clash with visitors Nottingham Forest tomorrow night (7.45pm), a side who Tindall feels will be in the promotion shake-up come the end of the Championship campaign.
The City Ground outfit recruited striker Britt Assombalonga and winger Michail Antonio for around £7million earlier this month and are unbeaten in two league outings so far.
“Nottingham Forest are one of the bigger sides in the division and they are going to be there or thereabouts,” said Tindall.
“We are well aware of their strengths. They have brought in some good players but I’m sure they will look at us as a good team as well.
“Hopefully we can put on a really good performance for the fans and come away with three points.”
Tindall reported no new injury worries ahead of tomorrow's game.