Bournemouth carry on spending

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Howe has already had a busy summer bringing in six players that include veteran defender Sylvain Distin, Tyrone Mings, Christian Atsu, Adam Federici, Joshua King and goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Howe said: “We are looking (for more players) I wouldn’t put a number on it but we are still active in the market and are looking to??improve certain things.

“We know we are going to have to be stronger and better equipped for a long Premier League campaign.

“It’s not about numbers, it’s about quality, quality players in a couple of postitions. There won’t be huge changes. We have??made six changes already. If we can add a couple more we will be pleased.”??

Bournemouth are back in full pre-season training ahead of the new season and Howe is already happy??with the fitness levels and commitment he has seen from his squad.

He said: “We have stepped things forward very quickly because of the players’ fitness levels – they have come back in really good shape??so we are delighted to be back with some new signings in there and it looks good.

“The squad looks good and we saw all the new guys back today because they were given a bit of extra leave due to their??international duties. The squad is in full shape and looks very strong, training was good, so far so good. If we can keep everyone fit through pre-season??then we will be very happy.”

“It’s been an incredible few years for this club but we are here now and we have to get to work and realise the challenge. There is no honeymoon period for us.

“We have to work hard and make sure the team is the best it can be and that is all going to be down to our training.

“There is a lot of hard work for the players to get them ingrained into our philosophy and be fit enough to play the games ahead.”