According to a report from the Sunday People (15/9; page 54), Bournemouth have offered Ryan Fraser a new £100,000-a-week deal in an attempt to stave off interest from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.
Fraser was absolutely outstanding last season, scoring seven goals and providing 14 assists in the Premier League for the Cherries.
Unsurprisingly, there are a raft of clubs chasing his signature, with the Sunday People (15/9; page 54) reporting that he is out of contract at the Vitality Stadium at the end of the season.
The report suggests that the Gunners and Toffees still want the Scotland international, while Frank Lampard’s men are also keen, as the team that they beat on Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
But Bournemouth are not going to let Fraser leave without a fight. The Sunday People reports that they have offered him a lucrative new contract to try and convince him to stay.
The 25-year-old could certainly be forgiven for weighing up all of the options on the table. He is heading into what should the peak years of his career, and may be wondering whether he needs to move to realise his ambitions.
Chelsea find themselves in the Champions League this year, while Arsenal and Wolves would have also been able to offer the wide-man European football if he joined them in the summer.
Meanwhile, Everton go into every campaign with their sights set on securing a spot in a continental competition.
Fraser may be worried that signing a new contract with Bournemouth would see his chances of a lucrative move fade.
The Cherries have shown a lot of promise in the top flight. But you could understand why he would believe that he would have a better chance of winning trophies and competing in Europe by joining Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton or Wolves.