AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves hopeful of Marc Pugh stay

Marc Pugh

Bournemouth boss Paul Groves believes the club can match the ambition of sought-after winger Marc Pugh.

Pugh, 25, is out of contract at the end of next season and has so far stalled on signing a new one, saying he wants to see if the club is going to invest in the squad and push for promotion.

And new manager Groves has vowed there will be new investment this summer

"The football club is ambitious so from that point of view there is no question mark," Groves told BBC Radio Solent.

Groves, who was appointed Bournemouth manager on a permanent basis on Friday, added: "If Marc wants to have an answer to whether the club are ambitious, then there it is.

"But we will sit down with Marc and hopefully get down to the nitty gritty of his views and discuss it."