Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell has reassured fans that he will do everything in his power to keep Eddie Howe at the club and admits there have not been any approaches for the former Burnley boss.

The 35-year-old, who led the Cherries to promotion last season having returned from Turf Moor for a second spell, has been strongly linked with the vacant managerial role at Everton.

And, although Mitchell is not surprised by speculation linking Howe with a move to the top flight, he is determined to retain his services.

Mitchell told the Daily Echo: "I think he is worthy of a Premier League job. We don't want to lose him but he is a fantastic manager and you can't take that away from him.

"His record speaks for itself so he is bound to be linked with Premier League clubs.

"If I was a boss of a Premier League club, I would be looking for somebody young and dynamic and someone who could bed in and stay for a long period of time.

"I am hardly surprised that, because of his record, he is linked with Premier League jobs.

"It is paramount I do everything I can to keep him and I will do so. All I can do is my best. We speak regularly, he loves what he is doing and we love him doing it."