Bournemouth CEO Jeff Mostyn has warned Arsenal that they will fight hard to keep Ryan Fraser at Dean Court during the summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old midfielder has been in fine form for Bournemouth this season, founding back of the net seven times and providing 11 assists in 36 games in all competitions for the Premier League outfits.
The Gunners have recently been rumoured with an interest in the 25-year-old midfielder ahead of this summer’s transfer window. Cherries head-coach Eddie Howe, meanwhile, has dropped a hint that the forward could move on.
Mostyn has claimed that his side will do their best to fend off interest from Arsenal or any other team to keep Fraser at the club.
“We will talk to Ryan. It is very early days yet and we will do the best for Ryan as we always have for all of our players,” The Mirror quotes Mostyn as saying. “At the end of the day, contracts are what [they are].
“People sign long-term contracts and will still leave but as far as I am concerned, I follow Eddie Howe’s mantra – we never talk about transfers and I just follow my manager’s example.
“We just don’t want anybody to leave the football club. Your prized assets are prized assets for a reason and we want to continue the momentum that we have achieved.
“Four consecutive seasons in the Premier League. We are going to start our next season, which will be our fifth year – we want our very best players to be playing for our football club.”
Fraser has arrived at the Dean Court from Scottish club Aberdeen back in 2013.