Bournemouth believe Ryan Fraser may have already agreed terms with the likes of Tottenham or Everton after refusing to sign a contract extension, Football Insider can reveal.
The Cherries announced today the winger, 26, is heading out of the Vitality Stadium when his current deal expires on 30 June.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Fraser has snubbed a short-term extension because he is worried about getting injured ahead of a blockbuster move later this summer.
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Bournemouth, for their part, anticipate Fraser has a good idea of where he will be playing next season.
They have been told of strong interest from multiple Premier League clubs, including Spurs and Everton, and believe he may have already agreed terms with one of them.
Football Insider revealed in April Fraser has told friends he’s keen to join Tottenham if they make a move for him.
This site revealed the left-footed winger changed agents back in January and work has been taking place behind the scenes for some time on securing him a free transfer to a leading Premier League side.
Fraser’s camp know the Scotland international can command a lucrative contract at a more glamorous club than Bournemouth.
Losing him is a huge blow to manager Eddie Howe, who regards Fraser as one of the key players in his side’s Premier League survival bid.
Bournemouth have attempted to tie Fraser down to a long-term deal but he made up his mind some time ago to quit after seven years.
He has not hit the same heights this season as last term, when he scored seven goals from 38 Premier League games as well as supplied 14 assists, a number bettered only by Eden Hazard.
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