EVERTON are interested in making a move for Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, the Daily Echo understands.

Various reports have today surfaced regarding the future of the 34-year-old, who has one year remaining on his deal at Vitality Stadium.

Having joined Cherries from Chelsea for £10million in 2017, Begovic has endured a rollercoaster journey during his time on the south coast.

Initially arriving and establishing himself as first choice, the Bosnia & Herzegovina international lost his place in the side, finding himself fourth in the pecking order behind Aaron Ramsdale, Mark Travers and Artur Boruc at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

Two loan spells away beckoned, to Qarabag and AC Milan, before he returned to Cherries last summer.

And Begovic shone between the sticks, winning the Daily Echo-Micky Cave player of the year trophy as well as being named in the Championship team of the season, featuring in all-but-one of Cherries' league fixtures.

However, the Daily Echo understands the club would not stand in Begovic's way of a departure this summer, due to both his contract situation and the fact he is a high wage earner at the club, with Everton interested in bringing him to Goodison Park.

Begovic is currently understood to be nursing a hip flexor injury, which forced him out of Cherries' pre-season tour in Marbella, with only Travers and Will Dennis travelling to Spain.

The Daily Echo understands Freddie Woodman had been due to link up with the group having agreed a season-long loan move from Newcastle United.

But the 24-year-old's switch has been delayed due to an injury to Magpies' first-choice keeper Martin Dubravka, with Woodman now needed as cover for Karl Darlow while the Slovakia stopper is assessed.