/Arsenal transfer news: Gunners to make bid for Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser AFTER Europa League final

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners to make bid for Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser AFTER Europa League final

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Fraser has been heavily linked with a move to London but it is understood Arsenal will not act until after their match against Chelsea

Arsenal plan to step up their pursuit of Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser after the Europa League final next week.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Fraser, 25, and appear to be ready to make a £20million bid for him.

Fraser scored seven goals and supplied 14 assists in the Premier League last season

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Fraser scored seven goals and supplied 14 assists in the Premier League last season

But according to The Independent, Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to solely focus on their final in Baku against Chelsea on May 29 – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT – before sorting out any transfers as a win will be the difference between playing Champions League or Europa League football next season.

Fraser was also linked with Manchester United but as the Red Devils are closing in on Swansea’s Daniel James, the pathway for Arsenal to get the Scotland international looks clear.

The Cherries player recently played down talk of a move to London.

“I’ve got a year left [on my contract]. There’s a very good chance I’ll be here next season,” he said. “If that’s that then I’m going to try my best as I always do and I’ll enjoy it.

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“I love the group here and the fans. There’s no bad side to what’s happening.

“There’s a good chance I’ll be here next season and I’ll try and beat my assists record next season as well.”



However, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has previously suggested Fraser could leave.

Eddie Howe seems prettu resigned to losing Fraser

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Eddie Howe seems prettu resigned to losing Fraser

Howe said: “We have spoken to Ryan and his representatives about his contract. It is one where we will see what happens.

“There is no doubting Ryan’s quality and how highly we think of him. He is an outstanding talent but it is a two-way prospect to sign a contract, so let’s wait and see.

“Ryan has contributed to the team this season but it’s not the time to talk about speculation.

“Who knows in the summer? It is that time of year when things change and us ourselves will be looking to sign players.”