ALEX Dobre is set to leave Cherries to join Dijon on a permanent deal, the Daily Echo understands.

The Romanian winger, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Wigan Athletic, is expected to complete his move to the French club in the next few days.

Dijon are set to sign Dobre for an undisclosed fee, understood to be less than £1million.

Dobre, 21, arrived at Cherries from Viitorul Constanta in 2016 and after temporary stays at Bury, Rochdale and Yeovil Town, made his one and only first-team appearance in January's 4-0 FA Cup win over Luton Town.

The Bucharest-born ace was a prolific scorer for Cherries' under-21s under Shaun Cooper in the first half of the 2019-20 campaign, but he opted to join Wigan in January in the search of first-team football.

However, Dobre only managed one Championship substitute appearance as the Latics were relegated following a 12-point deduction.

Stephane Jobard's Dijon finished 16th in the curtailed Ligue 1 season. They are due to begin their 2020-21 campaign at home against Angers on August 23.