Arsenal and Tottenham look set to do summer battle for the services of Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, according to The Mirror.
The 25-year-old has been in blistering form for the Cherries this season scoring six goals and contributing 10 assists.
Eddie Howe now looks like facing a real battle to keep hold of the Scotsman ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
The report claims that Tottenham have already scouted Fraser at various periods this season, whilst Arsenal’s interest has emerged more recently.
The Gunners could have to work within financial restraints to a certain extent and Fraser could be ideal for them.
Fraser earns just £27k-a-week, according to Spotrac, and he’d be a somewhat cheaper option for both interested parties.
In 170 appearances for Bournemouth, he has netted 22 goals and added a further 25 assists. He is by no means the finished article but his form in the last 12 months has warranted such high-profile interest.
Fraser has been excellent for the Cherries this season, quickly becoming a focal point of Howe’s team.
His departure would leave the boss with a void to fill and he will want to recoup a decent amount for him.
Arsenal, in particular, are desperate for wide players and Fraser would be perfect for the Gunners.
Interestingly, Fraser’s choice might become clearer when it has been confirmed which of the two outfits will qualify for the Champions League next season.
It doesn’t look like both Arsenal and Spurs will both qualify. As a result, Fraser would surely love to play among Europe’s elite and whoever claims a top-four finish might hold the aces.