BOSS Eddie Howe revealed he would hold talks with on loan frontman Lewis Grabban and make the “right call for him” on his club future.

The Cherries striker has been enjoying a prolific spell at Championship outfit Sunderland this season, having scored 10 goals for the north east side in the league.

New Black Cats manager Chris Coleman confirmed there was a recall clause in the 29-year-old’s loan arrangement but was hopeful Grabban would remain part of his squad for the entire campaign.

He told the Sunderland Echo: “From what I can see the player is happy here, we’ve had no contact from Bournemouth regarding Lewis, although I’m sure on the back of what he’s done there’ll be plenty of admirers.

"But as I sit here, Lewis we hope will be here for the rest of the season.”

Speculation has mounted that Grabban’s goalscoring exploits have attracted the attention of Wolves and Fulham.

Asked about the situation surrounding the striker, manager Howe told the Daily Echo: “We will sit down with Grabbs and make the right call for him, for us and for everybody, to see what the next step is.

“The recall was put in for a number of reasons but there is no doubting his quality.

“He scored goals in the Championship before and it is good to see him do it on a regular basis.

“I have a long history with him, he was one of the guys back in the League One days who did so well for us and then made the jump to the Championship.

“Of course, we brought him back to the football club in the Premier League.

"I am really pleased he is showing his true quality and we will wait and see.”

Asked whether he had spoken to Grabban, Howe replied: “From my perspective, when a player signs on loan I don’t want to get into the psychology of the player too much.

“I let them go and do their work and he will focus on being a Sunderland player.”

Grabban, who rejoined Cherries from Norwich in January 2016, made 19 appearances during a loan spell with Reading last season, featuring in their Championship play-off final defeat to Huddersfield.

He initially joined Cherries for £300,000 from Rotherham in 2012 and made an inauspicious start under former managerial pair Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks.

The south Londoner flourished under Howe and hit 13 goals to help the club finish as runners-up in League One in 2013.

He then netted 22 times during Cherries’ 2013-14 campaign in the Championship before Norwich triggered a £3m release clause in his contract to take him to Carrow Road in June 2014.

Grabban made three substitute appearances for Cherries in the Premier League last season and started the FA Cup defeat at Millwall in January.