BOURNEMOUTH manager Eddie Howe has suggested that Wes Thomas will have the final say on whether or not he makes the move to Swindon Town.

Town submitted a bid for the striker, believed to be in the region of £100,000, a week ago but both chairman Lee Power and manager Mark Cooper have suggested that the offer was rebuffed by Bournemouth.

However, Howe has intimated that the Cherries are ready to let Thomas leave for Swindon as long as the deal is right for the player.

"That's one that was put to us and we put it to the player and really the ball is in his court," he told BBC Solent Sport.

When asked whether it could be a permanent deal, Howe said: "Yes, potentially, but the decision will rest with Wes as to what he does."

Thomas is understood not to be keen on dropping down to League One, despite having started just two games for Bournemouth this term.