ASMIR Begovic is hoping to "find a solution for me to go and play games" before the European transfer window closes next week.

The Bosnian goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order at Cherries, not featuring in a matchday squad this season with Aaron Ramsdale and Artur Boruc the preferred duo.

Begovic was a regular in the Cherries side following his £10million move from Chelsea in 2017 until losing his place to Boruc in January.

The 32-year-old has featured just twice since then, the most recent of which a 3-1 home defeat by Burnley in early April, with youngsters Mark Travers and Ramsdale given game time ahead of him since.

Premier League clubs are not permitted to make any more signings until the January transfer window, but can still sell players across the continent until that deadline arrives on September 2.

And speaking to The Athletic, Begovic admitted he is keen to move on from Cherries.

He said: "My current situation is not ideal. I'm not involved with the first team.

"I'm not in the plans at the moment. I'm not playing games and I have always played games throughout my whole career so of course, I'm trying to find a solution, but there are many different sides to it.

"First, you have to find the right option and the right option has to fit financially for the club. I'm still under contract for another three years, so it's a tricky situation to find a solution for everyone, so that's why I haven't gone anywhere.

"I'm trying to find the right solution for everybody and hopefully in the next (few) days, until the end of the transfer window, we will find a solution for me to go and play games. I feel physically as fit as ever."

Having been left out the side at the back end of last season and been sent on his summer break a week early, reports emerged of a fall-out between Begovic and Eddie Howe, something the boss has strenuously denied.

"He made a decision as the manager," said Begovic.

"Of course I didn't like it. Any time you don't play, you don't like sitting on the bench. We had a discussion, we had a conversation about it, and we moved on from there.

"And obviously now, the manager feels like going in a different direction is the best thing for the club, for the team.

"We're in a sport where emotion runs high, of course. We all want the best for each other but we're different kinds of animals that want the best for themselves."

Discussing Begovic's future last week, Howe said: "There is no update. Asmir is a valued member of the squad. He is training well every day.

"I have had no issues with him at all. Unfortunately for me I have to pick a team and a squad and it's a very difficult process when you've got good players.

"But Asmir will be part of our squad. The way he has trained and conducted himself has been on the highest level."