BOSS Jason Tindall admitted Cherries would not stand in the way of Joshua King leaving Vitality Stadium, should the club receive "an acceptable offer".

King returned to training with Cherries this week, after recovering from a knock picked up on international duty with Norway.

It is the first time he has been back at the club since relegation from the Premier League in July, having carried out his pre-season preparations in his home country.

But speculation has been rife this summer surrounding King's future, with the likes of PSG, AC Milan, Tottenham and Aston Villa among the clubs linked with the Cherries striker.

Asked if he has spoken with King regarding his future, Tindall said: "I had a good chat with Kingy yesterday after training and Josh is very professional.

"He knows that unless something changes in terms of if the club do receive an offer that's acceptable and he moves on, he will go with my best wishes because any player that can play at the highest level, especially when you come into the latter part of your career is a great thing.

"But he also knows if that doesn't happen, he's fully committed to the football club. I'm sure the only thing that will be on Kingy's mind is playing games and scoring goals and doing well. Ultimately I think let your performances do the talking and Kingy is more than capable of letting that happen."

He continued: "There's always speculation with a lot of our players, which is a good thing because it means they're doing something right and they're good players.

"But I think all we can control and all they can control is what they're in control of. They can't do anything about what's going on or what's being said in the papers and until someone tells me otherwise, I'm absolutely delighted to have a player like Josh King available to me."

King is set to miss tomorrow's trip Riverside Stadium when Cherries take on Middlesbrough in the Championship (3pm) as he continues to work his way back to full fitness.

But Tindall is hopeful the 28-year-old will be available for selection again soon.

"Josh King is a terrific footballer. He is a great addition to have back within the group," said Tindall.

"You can't have enough good players and Kingy is certainly that.

"He's had a couple of days training now. He's probably just a little bit behind the other guys. Due to the week we've had where we've had the midweek game, we haven't trained as a group too much.

"But I'm absolutely delighted to have Kingy back with us now. Hopefully he will be available for selection next week.

"I'll be assessing Kingy like I assess every player on a daily basis. I think this weekend is too soon for Kingy to be involved, but moving forward, if he has a good week next week and I feel he is ready to be involved, he'd certainly be in contention.

"But in terms of have we got any offers on the table for Kingy, not that I'm aware of."