CHERRIES owner Maxim Demin has given Jason Tindall assurances there won't be a "fire sale" at the club during the transfer window, the new boss confirmed today.

Speculation about numerous players has been rife since Cherries were relegated from the Premier League, with Nathan Ake the first to depart.

The star defender joined Manchester City for £41million last week.

Cherries have also turned down a bid of around £12million from Sheffield United for player of the season Aaron Ramsdale, while the likes of Joshua King, Callum Wilson and David Brooks have all been linked with moves away.

Asked if he had been reassured by Demin that he would be able to keep hold of some of his stars during this transfer window, Tindall said: "Of course and that was part of the discussions when deciding on whether to take this job or not.

"Those discussions were raised in terms of what the future holds, in terms of players coming and going and the finances available.

"I wouldn't be sitting here now if we didn't have the assurances that you had a chance of being successful. If the club turned round and said there's going to be a fire sale and you'll end up losing eight or nine players, then I wouldn't be sitting in this seat now."

He added: "Firstly Nathan Ake has got his move to Manchester City and what a dream move that is for any player and he fully deserves it with his consistent performances that he's delivered.

"But it's no different to what's happened since my time alongside Ed (Howe). This club has always had speculation about their players being linked to other clubs, which goes to show the quality players that we've got.

"In that respect it's no different and any club that gets relegated from any division, there's always speculation linking players with other clubs, so that's something we're just going to have to deal with and accept a lot of it is paper talk and as and when offers come in, that's a decision the club has then got to make."

Discussing strike duo Wilson and King in particular, Tindall said: "As it stands now they're still here.

"They're contracted to the club and until such time an offer comes in for any one of the players that's contracted to this club then it will be a decision the football club will have to make in terms of whether the offer is acceptable or meets their valuation.

"Until that time, they're Bournemouth players. And with the characters and players they are and how professional they are, they'll remain that way."

He continued: "In terms of the players, until any offers come in for any players then they remain in Bournemouth regardless anyway. The squad are happy here.

"They know they're at a fantastic club and it's a club that's going places and want to achieve something this year.

"I think when you've got that purpose as a player where you're going into a season where you're looking to be successful and achieve something, I think it's a great thing to have and people want to be a part of that."