Eddie Howe insists Max Gradel is in his plans despite interest from French Ligue 1 club Toulouse.
Sky Sports News reported last week that the Cherries had rejected an initial bid from Toulouse for the 29-year-old.
Gradel struggled with injury last season and made just 13 appearances, scoring once.
Howe told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: “I think this club is interested to take Max but, at this moment in time, he is very much part of our plans.
“His attitude has been so good that we would be very reluctant to lose him. He has had a good pre-season so far, he has trained very well and is an important part of our squad.
“We’ve treated him as he deserves to be treated due to his attitude since he came back from injury. That is always a difficult period because you want to play, but there is that period where you have to find your best form and Max was in that moment.
“But, this pre-season, he has shown he is back to his best. He has been really sharp and really impressive. He always has a smile on his face and he is very passionate about the game, about Bournemouth, and I have a lot of time for him.”
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