CHARLIE Daniels says it would be no surprise if some of the Premier League's elite clubs "came fishing" for 16-goal Cherries striker Joshua King.

But left-back Daniels has warned the Norwegian's potential suitors they would need vast financial reserves in order to prise him from Vitality Stadium.

Tottenham and Everton have both been credited with an interest in King, with those links – which were first floated late last season – resurfacing in the past seven days.

King, in an interview with the Daily Echo, admitted he had been "intrigued" to be mentioned in the same breath as Spurs but also reaffirmed his commitment to Cherries and boss Eddie Howe.

Daniels told the Daily Echo: "Joshua has done fantastically well. He has been a crucial part of our squad and scored an abundance of goals.

"There would be no surprise if some big names came fishing for him.

"But he knows how we play – and that suits him. We all hope he will be here next season and we would certainly like to think that will be the case.

"If anybody tries to buy him, he will cost a lot of money. He scored 16 Premier League goals last season and not many strikers had a better record than that.

"I hope anybody who wants him has a big bank account because they would need it."

King shot to prominence with a terrific run of form in the second half of the 2016-17 campaign.

He hit the target 12 times in 14 top-flight games after being thrust into the centre-forward's role when Callum Wilson's season was prematurely ended by injury.

The former Manchester United player's efforts contributed to Howe's side sealing a top-half Premier League finish. So, too, did Cherries' oft-maligned defence, which ended the season having recorded 10 clean sheets.

Daniels claimed it was inevitable the club's players would attract covetous glances from elsewhere off the back of such a notable campaign.

Nevertheless, the 30-year-old insisted Cherries' dressing room was united in its desire to better last season's ninth place – so much so that talk turned to the subject immediately following the final game at Leicester.

"If players do really well, it is only natural that other clubs will come along and want them," said Daniels.

"Hopefully, we can keep hold of our ‘so-called’ best players so we can push forward again next season.

"Last season was fantastic and to finish where we did was outstanding. There were some massive clubs below us.

"We talked about everything straight after the match at Leicester. There is always room for improvement and, in the past few years, we have done nothing but improve.

"That is the task we set ourselves every season and it will be no different next time around.

"Only five teams kept more clean sheets than we did. That was an unbelievable achievement and cannot be overlooked.

"It is not only the defence and goalkeeper, as a whole team we tightened up and were extremely resolute."