ARNAUT Danjuma revealed clubs have showed an interest in signing him from Cherries, but insisted: "I didn't want to leave mid-season."

The Dutchman arrived on the south coast from Club Brugge for £13.7million in August 2019.

He has been in scintillating form during his second season, netting 15 goals to fire Cherries to a Championship play-off spot.

That form has seen him linked with a host of clubs, including Premier League duo Southampton and West Ham United.

In quotes translated from an interview with Dutch outlet Voetbal, Danjuma said: "I am very ambitious and I want to achieve as much as possible in my career.

"The Championship is a good platform to assert yourself and I am having a good season. I also know that there will be interest and certain clubs that I am linked to.

"Of course I hope to be able to play in one of the top five competitions in the world next season. ”

Asked if that would rule out a return to Eredivisie, with Ajax linked, the 24-year-old replied: "There has been some contact here and there, but nothing else has happened with it.

"I didn't want to leave mid-season. Bournemouth had mapped out a trajectory, I was in the right place and I would like to bring the club back to the Premier League.

"The timing wasn't ideal, so that helped a bit to stay with Bournemouth.

"But I will never rule out that it can always happen once. Ajax is an institution worldwide. If I ever return to the Eredivisie, it must be for one of the bigger clubs. I would never come back for a mid-range club."

And given his recent form, former NEC Nijmegen ace Danjuma says he is happy he stayed at Cherries despite reported interest from elsewhere in January.

“I don't regret it, certainly not," he said.

"We have had a very nice series and I would also like to play the play-offs, those are very big games. I think the final is (worth) about £200 million, it might be the biggest match in the world.

"I look forward to entering the play-offs with Bournemouth and making the most of it."

Asked if he would like to stay at Cherries were they to achieve promotion via the play-offs, Danjuma added: “That is always an option. As long as we get promoted to the Premier League, it will be beneficial for the club and for me.

"I'm not working on that yet. It is important that we go to the Premier League because I have not set my sights on an extra year in the Championship. If we get promoted, we will see what will happen."