Bournemouth eyeing Bees centre-back Mepham

Bournemouth are monitoring Brentford youngster Chris Mepham.

The Premier League club watched Mepham play for the Bees’ B team and have continued to show an interest since his promotion to the senior side. Cherries boss Eddie Howe recently saw him in action at Griffin Park.

Centre-back Mepham, 20, has made 12 first-team appearances for Brentford this term, including seven starts in the Championship.

The Hammersmith-born Wales Under-21 international signed a new long-term contract in September.

He was on Chelsea’s books prior to joining Brentford at the age of 14.