AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser is currently set to leave Dean Court at the end of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
The Scotland international is out-of-contract during the summer of 2020 and can leave the south coast on a free transfer.
AFC Bournemouth have openly admitted that they are keen to see Fraser sign a new contract, as the 25-year-old hasn’t signed a contract extension with the Cherries since the beginning of 2017.
Back in November the 25-year-old was being touted with a potential move to Liverpool, whilst Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton had all previously been linked with an interest in Fraser.
AFC Bournemouth have previously been reported to have offered Fraser £100,000-a-week as far back as March 2019. But the Scotland international has stood firm on running his contract down.
The Mirror has now linked relegation rivals West Ham United with a summer move for Fraser.
The tabloid newspaper claims that Fraser “is being chased by a number of clubs who see him as a bargain”, adding “Fraser fits the profile of the younger, more mobile player that (West Ham United manager) David Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium.”
Meanwhile, the Cherries remain in the loan market for one potential addition during this January transfer window.
For the record, #afcb are actively looking to recruit in this window. But as you’ve seen, it’s proving very very difficult for clubs to make additions.
Very few clubs have been able to get deals over the line so far.
— Mark McAdam (@markmcadamtv) January 16, 2020
With injuries to David Brooks, Joshua King, Danjuma and Junior Stanislas, with Jordon Ibe also unavailable, AFC Bournemouth are short of options to play out wide or on the wing and have previously resorted to playing central midfielder Lewis Cook as a right-winger in recent weeks.
Over the past week it has been rumoured that AFC Bournemouth have began talks with German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund over the potential loan of winger Jacob Bruun Larsen.
Bournemouth want to loan Borussia Dortmund winger Jacob Bruun Larsen, according to Sky. He’s also been linked with Eintracht Frankfurt. Has shown glimpses of talent at Dortmund, but hasn’t really had a run of games to prove his talent. #BVB #AFCB #SGE
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) January 17, 2020
Understand Cherries do have an interest in reported target Jacob Bruun Larsen. Dortmund winger assessing his options before committing to a move away. Was an unused sub for their 5-3 win over Augsburg yesterday. #afcb
— Tom Crocker (@TomCrockerEcho) January 19, 2020
The 21-year-old is a Danish international but has only made 9 appearances for Dortmund this season.
With the UEFA European Championships taking place during the summer, the winger is keen to get regular football to make sure of his inclusion in the Denmark squad for the tournament.
However, according to Pete O’Rouke writing for Footballinsider, talks have stalled as the German club want to include a permanent transfer fee clause into the deal.
The report added…
“A source at the Vitality Stadium has told Football Insider that Dortmund are demanding an obligation to buy for Larsen but that Bournemouth want it to be an optional clause.”
A winger would make sense in terms that Fraser (looking mostly disinterested) and Ibe are both off at the end of the season, Stanislas is unfortunately made of eggshell and Brooks may now have a complete season out.
For this season that would leave Fraser, H Wilson, Danjuma and maybe Junior. An extra option would be valuable.
Looking to next season that would leave Danjuma, Brooks, Junior plus the new arrival. Even if Kilkenny is looking good I would imagine they’d want at least a half-season loan in the Championship before seeing him as a reliable option for us next year.
None of our wide players have really convinced this season so if there’s a good option available at a knockdown price it could prove an astute move to make. – Join the conversation, click here.