Bournemouth have not approached MK Dons regarding permission to speak to boss Karl Robinson about the vacant managerial post at the south coast club, according to Dons chairman Pete Winkelman.

Robinson is rumoured to be on Bournemouth's radar to succeed Paul Groves, who was relieved of his duties last week.

However, Winkelman told the Daily Echo: "There hasn't been any official approach from Bournemouth, no. Not that I am aware of.''

Robinson, 32, has a growing reputation having guided the Dons to the npower League One play-offs in each of the past two seasons.

Appointed to his first managerial post aged just 29 in May 2010, Robinson became the youngest manager in English football - replacing then-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as the youngest in the Football League.