Manager Eddie Howe has learnt of a huge boost to his summer spending plans, with the club set for a windfall of more than £100 million following their fourth placed finish.
Champions League qualification means the club can make provisions for more than £50million in prize and television money, with that figure to rise considerably should they make it out of the group stages.
The club are also set to announce a new shirt sponsor in July to further enhance revenue, and help give Howe the best possible platform to compete at Europe’s top table.
And it appears Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is now being identified as a target, despite already being linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting the Magpies have made contact with the agent of the Nigerian player, despite the Serie A champions insisting they want to keep their prized asset.
And any potential transfer is likely to cost a minimum of £130million given their valuation of the 24-year-old.