MANAGER Jason Tindall believes Joshua King will “give his all” in a Cherries shirt and block out any speculation surrounding his future.

The 28-year-old has been linked with various clubs across Europe this summer, with Tottenham, Aston Villa, AC Milan and Manchester United among reported potential suitors.

King has not featured for Cherries since the final day of last season, when the Dorset club were relegated from the top flight at Everton.

He has however trained with Cherries this week after recovering from an injury sustained on international duty.

And insisting King “definitely” had a chance to feature against Norwich in the Championship on Sunday (4pm), Tindall said the striker would give his utmost for the Dorset outfit.

Asked whether King was experienced enough to block out transfer speculation, the boss told the Daily Echo: “For sure. I think there is always speculation with players and certainly there has been with players since my time here at the football club.

“That’s no different and I think that can only be a good thing because that means you’ve got good players that other teams want.

“But whilst the players are still contracted to this football club, they are expected by myself and by everybody to go out there, give their all and deliver their best performance.

“I’ve got no doubts that, if selected to start or to come on, Josh will do that.”

He added: “We have had a conversation two or three times, me and Kingy.

“He’s contracted to the football club, he’s very professional.

“He wants to do well and I’ve got no doubts that Josh King selected to play and put on the Bournemouth shirt – he will go out there, give his all and give his best performance. That will be a great asset to the squad.”

Tindall had hoped to include the Oslo-born star in his squad for Thursday’s 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City - but admitted the clash had come “too soon” for him.

Quizzed on whether King had a chance of featuring against Norwich, the manager replied: “Definitely.

“First and foremost, when you do select a player to be involved in the squad or to play, they need to be confident and 100 per cent fit.

“I just felt that probably with Josh only training twice with the team, to be involved on Thursday was probably a couple of days too soon.

“But he’s had a really good week’s training so far, he will train again ready to be involved against Norwich at the weekend.”