ARNAUT Danjuma has returned to training with the rest of the Cherries squad ahead of Friday night's Championship opener against West Brom.

The Dutchman has not played a minute during pre-season due to a foot injury, with his last outing for Cherries coming in May's play-off semi-final loss at Brentford.

The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Cherries understood to have rejected a bid from La Liga outfit Villarreal.

But his return from injury could come as a timely boost, having scored 17 goals in 37 appearances as one of the club's standout performers last season.

Asked for an update on Danjuma's fitness, boss Scott Parker said: "Danjuma is back training. He’s come back from the slight issue he’s had with his foot.

"He’s been back on the training field doing light work and then over the last couple of days has been back in with the team. So, positive on that sense.

"Hopefully there isn’t a real reaction and we move forward.

"What was keeping Arnie out of the squad for the pre-season games was down to injury. The reason he wasn’t around was because he had a slight problem with his foot."

Quizzed on if he is hopeful Danjuma will still be a Cherries player come the end of the transfer window, Parker added: "Well, I don’t know about that. I can’t commit to that.

"I think it’s been well-documented, while we’re in a transfer window, one of your best players, you understand you’re vulnerable in that. We’ve rejected a bid from another club. I don’t know whether that other club will come back, I don’t know whether other clubs are around it. So I can’t be committal on that.

"What I do know is that I’m going to take it as at this present moment in time, Arnie is our player. I want to do the best by Arnie, get him fit, get him up to speed and while he’s here and while he’s in our building, we will be using him."