Ryan Fraser’s immediate and long-term future appears to still be up in the air.
The 25-year-old Scotland international is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Dean Court, having been with the squad since the days of League One, when he was signed by Eddie Howe prior to promotion from the third tier of English football.
He has since developed into one of the most successful playmakers in the Premier League, scoring 7 goals and claiming 14 assists during the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
The combination of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser set a new record for a 38 game Premier League season with 12 goals coming between their partnership.
Understandably, AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has insisted that it is his wish to keep his squad together next season and that includes Ryan Fraser despite knowing that this would mean losing Fraser on a free transfer during the summer of 2020.
However, the Standard have claimed that AFC Bournemouth have put a price of £40million on the head of Ryan Fraser.
That transfer fee was so excessive that Manchester United baulked at the price and according to the report “prompted United to press ahead with the younger and less expensive James.”
Daniel James from Swansea City is believed to cost in the region of £22million if add-ons are met to the original fee.
But whilst Manchester United’s reported interest would now appear to be over, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are said to still be in the picture, with Arsenal the most linked club.
The Mirror claim that “there are no more contract talks with scheduled with Howe’s side”, which would suggest that we are still awaiting one party to blink.
With no bids formally on the table, what will Fraser and his representatives decide to do?
????️ "Wherever I'll be, if it's Bournemouth or if it's at somebody else, then all you can do is try your best and enjoy football."#afcb winger Ryan Fraser has been fielding more questions about his future ????????https://t.co/VyCksH1jPa
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) June 10, 2019
If Fraser is frustrated with us for conceding sloppy goals, I am not sure Arsenal is the team I would choose to join and certainly not if he wants to win things! Think emery is a decent manager but needs more funds to overhaul that squad. – Join the conversation, click here.