Paper Talk: Bournemouth name price as Liverpool rival Arsenal for attacker; Man City winger fee scares off Leeds

By | 21st May 2019

Liverpool, Arsenal and a host of other suitors have been told the cost to sign a Bournemouth attacker, while Leeds’ hopes of signing a Manchester City man look to have stalled by a sky-high valuation, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Bournemouth are reported to have stuck a £30m asking price on Ryan Fraser amid claims that Liverpool are ready to rival Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton and potentially Chelsea in the race for his signature.

The Scotland star has just 12 months remaining on his deal at the Vitality Stadium and finds himself a man in demand after some impressive displays fore Eddie Howe’s side.

And according to The Sun, Bournemouth have told any suitors that the forward will cost in the region of £30m if they want to sign him this summer. That’s despite the 25-year-old being available on a free transfer next summer.

Bournemouth, however, have made moves to keep Fraser by offering the player fresh terms – advances that he has, so far rejected.

Discussing his future recently, Fraser stated: “I’ve got a year left. There’s a very good chance I’ll be here next season.

“If that’s that then I’m going to try my best as I always do and I’ll enjoy it. I love the group here and the fans. There’s no bad side to what’s happening.

“There’s a good chance I’ll be here next season and I’ll try and beat my assists record next season as well.”

The report also adds that Liverpool are more inclined to wait a year and see if they can land the player for nothing next summer.

Fraser enjoyed his most prolific season of his career so far, scoring seven goals and making 13 others for the Cherries.


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Danny Welbeck will get the chance to play his way into Arsenal’s Europa League final squad this week (The Sun)

Harry Kane is ready to hand Tottenham a major Champions League final boost by returning from injury (The Sun)

Manchester United have had a £95m bid for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly rejected (The Sun)

Manchester United had the worst injury problems of all the Premier League clubs last season, according to data (The Sun)

Everton and Wolves head a five-strong Premier League pack chasing Benfica’s title-winning right-back Andre Almeida (The Sun)

Southampton are lining up a bargain swoop for Swansea’s Jordan Ayew – after a year with Crystal Palace (The Sun)

Bolton face losing promising youngster Harry Brockbank because they cannot offer him a new deal while in administration (The Sun)

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly against Antonio Conte returning to the club (The Sun)

Leeds are confident that Marcelo Bielsa will agree to stay at Elland Road for a second season after holding positive talks with their manager (The Times)

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Manchester City are in talks with Anderlecht to loan out their promising youngsters to the Belgian giants after Vincent Kompany’s hiring as player-manager (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are prepared to meet the £105m release clause in Joao Felix’s contract in order to sign him from Benfica (Daily Mail)

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Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett says Zinedine Zidane will have the final say on his player’s future at Real Madrid (Daily Mail)

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Stoke have held talks with out-of-contract Wigan midfielder Nick Powell (Daily Mail)

Oldham have rejected a bid from Rangers for defender George Edmundson as they demand more than £450,000 (Daily Mail)

Arsenal and Chelsea are struggling to sell their ticket allocation for the Europa League final in far-away Baku (Daily Mirror)

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