Derby County boss Nigel Clough says League One Bournemouth face competition from Championship clubs for the signature of Miles Addison.
Cherries boss Paul Groves is hoping to persuade the Rams centre-half to sign a permanent deal following a successful loan spell at Dean Court last season
But Clough says Addison, who can also play in midfield, has other options.
"There has been interest from the Championship and Miles will pick which club he wants," Clough told BBC Derby.
Addison played 14 times for the Cherries during the season just ended, following a previous loan spell at Barnsley, and new manager Groves has admitted he is keen to sign the versatile 23-year-old, who is surplus to requirements at Pride Park.
And Clough admitted a deal between the two clubs remained a possibility.
"Paul Groves has got the job full-time so we would hope to get something sorted." he added.