Ryan Fraser has reportedly been offered to Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur after rejecting fresh terms at Bournemouth, according to The Times.
The 26-year-old, who has been linked with numerous clubs over the past few months, is said to have turned down the offer of a short-term contract for the rest of the season.
The Times claims that Fraser’s fear is that he could sustain an injury and risk putting a future move in jeopardy, but the Cherries are still hopeful they can persuade him to sign.
The outlet also claims that the Scot changed his agents in order to pursue a move away from Bournemouth, with discussions having taken place with the Gunners, the Toffees and Spurs.
Fraser joined the Cherries in January 2013 from Aberdeen and has made 208 appearances for the south coast club, claiming 24 goals and 33 assists in that time, according to Transfermarkt.
He was especially impressive last season for Bournemouth, registering seven goals and 14 assists in the Premier League.
Given the financial blow to the football industry caused by the global health crisis, free agents like Fraser are expected to be in demand.
Should he rediscover the form which saw him move into the spotlight last season, he could be an incredibly useful asset for Mikel Arteta, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho alike.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas rates his compatriot highly as a footballer, having previously described him as a “little pocket dynamo” with “creative, natural talent”.
As Fraser has extensive Premier League and Championship experience, he wouldn’t need getting up to scratch with the English game.
And with just a signing-on fee to consider, plus a relatively modest current salary of £27,000-a-week, he would be a relatively inexpensive acquisition.