Chelsea join Arsenal in race to sign Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser Chelsea are Arsenal are keen on Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser
Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their interest in Ryan Fraser with the winger ready to quit Bournemouth this summer. Fraser has been one of the standout attacking players in the Premier League this season, notching up seven goals and 13 assists for the Cherries, and the 25-year-old’s performances have caught the attention of England’s top clubs.
Arsenal are seriously considering a move for Fraser this summer with Unai Emery looking to replace Denis Suarez following the Spaniard’s disappointing loan from Barcelona.
According to The Daily Mirror, both Chelsea and Tottenham are also keeping close tabs on the Scotland international ahead of the summer transfer window.
The report claims that Fraser is prepared to leave Bournemouth this summer as he heads into the final 12 months of his contract at Dean Court. Bournemouth have tried and failed with talks to extend Fraser’s deal and are increasingly resigned to losing the former Aberdeen man.
The club are likely to demand a fee of around £20million for Fraser from potential suitors.
Chelsea are tracking Fraser after the Scot’s impressive season on the south coast Fraser admitted he was flattered by the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal earlier this month. ‘I’m not going to lie, it’s very nice,’ Fraser told Sky Sports. ‘It means you are are doing something right. They are a huge club, a massive club.
‘When you see your name thrown around you always think to yourself that you are a Bournemouth player and you try to do well. ‘I’m not going to lie, you do feel good, especially when it’s a massive club.’