ANDREW Surman admitted he did not know what the future held for him at Cherries and added: “It’s not really in my control at the moment.”

The stalwart midfielder, who has played more than 200 times for the Dorset outfit, saw his contract at Vitality Stadium expire last month.

Formerly of Southampton, Wolves and Norwich, the 33-year-old said he would love to be part of Cherries’ plans for next season but for now, it is a waiting game.

He told BBC Radio Solent: “I’ve had no real contact with the club in terms of contract-wise, so I am just waiting and seeing what’s happening.

“I think it was important just at the end of the season to go away and get away from everything – with the disappointment that’s happened.

“I’d love to stay. Bournemouth’s a massive part of my life.

“It’s not really in my control at the moment. I haven’t got that option at the moment, so I guess I’m just waiting to see what happens.

“I assume the club will have priorities in terms of either keeping hold of or selling players – and first and foremost the new manager and who that’s going to be.

“I’m not expecting to be top of the priority list. We will just have to wait and see what happens."