DAN Gosling had no idea he had been linked with a summer move to Cardiff City and said transfer rumours were “part and parcel” of life in the Premier League.

An article published by The Sun in June reported the Bluebirds were “keen” on the former Plymouth, Everton and Newcastle ace.

The tabloid claimed Cardiff boss Neil Warnock was “willing to pay £5million” to secure his services.

Gosling could face the Welsh outfit when the teams do battle in their Premier League opener at Vitality Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Put to him by the Daily Echo that he had been linked with the promoted side, the 28-year-old replied: “Was I?!

"You don’t really take much notice unless you get a call from the club or they tell you they want you to leave – then you start looking at other things.

“But Bournemouth is exactly where I want to be and I am very happy here.”

Asked what it was like to deal with speculation, he added: “You just take it in your stride. It’s part and parcel of the game.

“You see rumours every day, whether it’s about you, your team-mates or friends at other clubs.

“Agents like to do their work don’t they? We just get on with our job on a daily basis and, until you hear otherwise, that’s it.”

Gosling scored twice for Cherries against Cardiff in a 3-0 League Cup third round win in September 2014.

He has never lost against the Bluebirds having come up against them on four occasions.

The midfielder added: “I think we have to be mentally right. We cannot go into it thinking it is going to be an easy game because they have just come up.

“They will be raring to go, full of energy and will bring a lot of fans as well. We have to keep a level head, stay focused on our jobs and, hopefully, perform better than them on the day.

“They are going to be right at it and so will we. No game in the Premier League is easy and we know it is going to be tough.”