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Transfer news: Ex-Man City international midfielder eyed by Premier League pair

Former Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim could be set for a return to the Premier League, with both Watford and Bournemouth believed to be keen on his signature.

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According to the Daily Mail, the new EPL new boys are considering options to strengthen their squad ahead of an inevitably taxing campaign.

Ibrahim, who spent last season with Greek giants Olympiakos, is believed to be keen on a new challenge and may well be open to a move back to England.

The 24-year-old spent the best part of seven years with City, having moved from Fjellhamar in 2007. He managed only one league outing for the Citizens-his debut against Liverpool-and spent time out on loan at the likes of Stromsgodset, Scunthorpe United and NEC in the Netherlands.

He left City for Olympiakos in 2014 having been released by the Sky Blues, after failing to break into the side following the influx of oil money into the club.

He has found the going tough in Greece, and despite signing a three-and-a-half year deal when he originally arrived, is understood to be keen to move on.

The midfielder spent the last season on loan at Superleague side Ergotelis,

Eddie Howe—who has already brought Christian Atsu, Adam Federici, Artur Boruc and Joshua King to Bournemouth—is understood to be keen on the powerful 6 ft 5 midfielder.

However, he faces competition from both Watford, as well as La Liga side Rayo Vallecano and Ligue 1 outfit Lorient.

Ibrahim was born in Somalia, but has represented Norway at ever level from U15s to the senior side.