English Premier League club AFC Bournemouth will make a renewed bid to land Brentford defender Chris Mepham in January according to reports by The Sun.

The 20-year-old Hammersmith-born centre-back is thought to have been tracked by The Cherries manager Eddie Howe in the summer with the South Coast club said to have failed with a reported £10 million transfer offer for the player.

It has now been reported that AFC Bournemouth will return for Mepham in the upcoming January transfer window with the club possibly set to submit an increased transfer offer for the youngster.

Mepham started his career with Chelsea before being released by The Blues. The defender had failed trials with Queens Park Rangers and Watford before being picked up by current club Brentford as a 14-year-old after training with the club’s academy.

After impressing a youth team level, Mepham signed his first professional terms at Griffin Park in February 2016 and linked up with the club’s Development Squad.

Mepham was handed his Brentford debut in January 2017 in a 5-1 FA Cup third round victory over non-league club Eastleigh at Griffin Park. Since making his first team debut, the youngster has gone on to make 38 appearances in which he has scored one goal.

As well as the interest from AFC Bournemouth, it is also thought that Leicester City continue to be admirers of the player after seeing a transfer bid of their own rejected in the summer.

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