Cherries manager Lee Bradbury could be set to swoop for Stéphane Zubar as he steps up his tireless search for new players.

The ex-Plymouth Argyle defender linked up with Cherries for training at Canford School yesterday morning.

Bradbury is keen to bolster his squad and is likely to firm up his interest should Zubar impress during a trial period.

The Cherries boss confirmed that the 24-year-old was available on a free transfer after leaving crisis-hit Plymouth last month.

Bradbury, who lost key defenders Jason Pearce and Rhoys Wiggins during the summer transfer window, has made no secret of his desire to rebuild.

And he sees Zubar, who reportedly held talks with Charlton Athletic, MK Dons and Doncaster Rovers before opting to re-sign at Plymouth in July, as a potentially good addition to his ranks.

Bradbury said: “He is available on a free transfer and he is somebody I like. He is a big, strong and quick defender that likes defending.

“He is quite versatile as well and can play as a right-back or as a centre-half.

“He is down to train for a couple of days and will play in our reserves game on Tuesday against Torquay.

“I have played against him a couple of times and know what he is all about, but I just wanted to get him in and have a look at him as a personality as well.

“He is coming in for a few days and I think it will be really positive, if he does as well as I think he will, to get him involved in the club.”

Zubar, who made 33 league appearances for Plymouth, followed his brother and Wolves player Ronald to England, having played for two years in Romania for FC Vaslui.

Bradbury’s interest in Zubar comes after Cherries failed with a bid for Mansfield Town defender Tom Naylor – although that could not be the end of their attempts to sign the 20-year-old.

Following the departure of Liam Feeney, Bradbury also wants to bring in a replacement winger.

Barnet’s Mark Marshall is one of his main targets but Echo sources in north London suggest he could cost Cherries £250,000.

Bradbury added: “We are monitoring the situation with Mark.”