GOALKEEPER Asmir Begovic insisted he would be open to extending his stay at loan club Qarabag.

The 32-year-old has made 15 appearances for the Azerbaijani outfit since sealing a short-term deal from Cherries in September.

He is due to report back to the Dorset club in January but insisted Qarabag remained an option, should Cherries wish to extend the deal.

In quotes translated from Bosnian outlet Klix, former Chelsea stopper Begovic said: "We should report to the club early next month and we'll see what happens after that.

“I came to Qarabag to get back into rhythm and that goal was fulfilled. I played all the time, was one of the best players in the team and returned to competitive form.

“I was talking to the people in the club, their desire to continue their cooperation is here, it is nice for me and I would stay, but not only I decide.

“I will take a break to rest, spend time with family and then we'll see what and how to do next.”

Begovic has also been linked with West Ham, as well as Derby, Birmingham and PSV Eindhoven.

The goalkeeper added: “I have to admit that this whole situation was a little weird for me, because I wasn't used to everything that happened in the months before leaving Bournemouth.

“There they assured me that they wanted me, that training and quality would be crucial, but unfortunately it wasn't.

“I was keen to play and get back in shape. Qarabag's offer was correct and came first, after that we got a few more, in the stronger leagues, but I just wanted to keep my word.”