The Cherries have already bettered last season's points total and will secure a top-half finish if they get a point at Leicester on the final day.
"For a club of our size, keeping players who are performing so well in the Premier League will be our biggest challenge this summer, probably more so than any other", Howe told the Daily Echo.
The Cherries have been linked with summer moves for Chelsea trio John Terry, Nathan Ake and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as well as Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe, who had a loan spell with the Bournemouth earlier in his career.
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Howe, though, insists he will only make moves in the transfer market if it is right for the squad rather than to just bolster his options. "I say that before every transfer window", the Bournemouth boss said when asked about what business might be done in the summer.
He said: 'You can have your plans in place and thoughts and aims and things can surprise you. Hopefully there will be no negative surprises for us.
"I want to keep the squad together".
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"I want Josh to do well and to score goals". I want to try to add quality, if we can, to the group, and if we can do that it will be another good window for us.
"Continuity is important to us".
"The second season we felt would be different in many ways, potentially harder and I think that has been the case". But despite the progress made, Howe is not about to break the bank.
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Andrew Surman, out since the start of April with a knee injury, is fit enough for a place in the squad but Lewis Cook is away with England's U20 squad.