FREDDIE Woodman remains an option for Cherries to add to their goalkeeping ranks this season – despite the latest setback in his proposed loan move to Vitality Stadium.

The 24-year-old has agreed a season-long switch to the Dorset outfit and had been set to fly out to Spain to join Scott Parker’s squad training in Marbella.

Fellow Magpies keeper Martin Dubravka’s foot injury scuppered the deal going through on that occasion.

And Woodman’s proposed move has now been hit by another setback. He has now been notified he has to self-isolate due to COVID-19 protocols.

Newcastle revealed on Saturday goalkeeper Karl Darlow had tested positive for coronavirus, with Woodman and Mark Gillespie coming into close contact.

Head coach Steve Bruce, said: "Unfortunately, Karl Darlow has tested positive for COVID-19 and it has affected the goalkeepers, with Mark Gillespie and Freddie Woodman coming into relatively close contact and needing to self-isolate.

"Thankfully, everyone else has been tested again and all those test results were negative.”

Dubravka also took to social media this weekend and posted a picture of him recovering from a hospital bed, under the caption: “Hope to be back soon!”.

The Daily Echo understands Woodman is still an option for Cherries, but the club are assessing what they can do regarding the goalkeeping department.

Experienced stopper Asmir Begovic is set to exit for Premier league Everton, with Mark Travers and Will Dennis the two goalkeepers currently training with Parker’s side in Marbella.

The club remain confident in Republic of Ireland international Travers and promising youngster Dennis but are set to assess the options available to them.

Cherries kick off their competitive schedule with a home clash against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup on Saturday, July 31.

Woodman, who came through the youth ranks at Newcastle, played 45 times while on loan at Championship Swansea last season.