TALKS between Cherries and Marcelo Bielsa have reportedly come to an end, with the club ending their pursuit of the Argentinian manager after failing to agree on terms.

That is according to Football Insider, who claim that whilst Cherries offered the job to the 67-year-old. They had previously reported that there were advanced talks between both parties, but they had reached a conclusion without full agreement.

During his last job with Leeds United, Bielsa became renowned for protracted negotiations over new contracts during the course of his three-and-a-half-year stint in Yorkshire.

Cherries have been without a permanent head coach since the sacking of Scott Parker near the end of August, with first team coach Gary O’Neil stepping into the dugout on an interim basis.

Football Insider also claim that with Bielsa now out of the running for the job, Cherries are set to appoint O’Neil on a permanent basis.

The Daily Telegraph have too claimed O'Neil is set to get the club. Their report adds how he wants to add "at least four players" and is set to be given funds by new owner Bill Foley in the January transfer window.

Across 11 Premier League games, O’Neil has led Cherries to a total of 13 points, lifting the side off the canvas after a 9-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool in Parker’s last league game in charge.

The Daily Echo understands that representatives from Cherries flew out to meet equivalents from Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights are the NHL side owned by prospective Cherries owner Bill Foley.

Representatives from Las Vegas also visited Bournemouth to discuss upcoming plans for the January transfer window and the managerial situation.

Foley’s takeover is nearing completion, with ratification from the Premier League the final step in the process.