Ryan Fraser is attracting interest from Arsenal and four other Premier League clubs, as Bournemouth try to convince him to extend.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal battles for possession with Ryan Fraser of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal battles for possession with Ryan Fraser of AFC Bournemouth on December 26, 2019. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal still hold an interest in Ryan Fraser, whilst Bournemouth are trying to extend the winger’s contract, at least in the short term.

Fraser’s current deal expires on June 30th. The Premier League campaign only starts up again on June 17th, likely finishing in late July, so Bournemouth need to extend his contract by a month if they want him to see it out.

That’s reportedly not an easy task, however. The Mail claim Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Watford and Crystal Palace are all after him. The player wants to join a big-six club, and even hired a new agent to try and make that happen.

Though he couldn’t play for Arsenal (or the others) this season, there are still advantages to moving on July 1st. The main one is not having to worry about an injury that month stopping the move.

These links are nothing new. There were widespread reports of Arsenal interest in Fraser last summer. The move seemingly broke down over Bournemouth’s high demands and Arsenal’s deal to sign Nicolas Pepe.

On a free, the deal is much easier to imagine now. Fraser’s form isn’t helping, though, with one goal and four assists in 32 appearances. He may well have to extend short-term with Bournemouth to prove himself first.