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Karine Grigoryan

15-06-2019 | 23:15 Football
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Bournemouth release statement over Fraser's future amid Arsenal transfer links

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Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser, whose contract is until the summer of 2020, has been linked with a move to Arsenal. However, the 25 year old has claimed that he doesn't think he’ll complete a transfer to Arsenal this summer because the Gunners won’t have enough funds to secure his deal. Amid the speculations linking him with Arsenal, his current club's chief executive Neill Blak has released a statement on the club’s official website. “Much has been written and spoken about the future of Ryan Fraser, as his contract with AFC Bournemouth heads into its final 12 months. “As is the club’s policy, details regarding contract negotiations or transfer activity are kept confidential and do not enter the public domain. “However, following some recent reports I felt it was imperative to speak publicly and provide balanced clarity on the situation. “The offer of a new long-term contract has been on the table for Ryan for some time. “In September 2018, at the request of Ryan’s representative, negotiations were paused to allow the player to focus entirely on his football. “He went on to have an outstanding season, with seven goals and 14 assists helping the club secure a fifth successive season of Premier League football. “During that time, I have been – and continue to be – in regular dialogue with Ryan’s representative, and have made it clear to both him and the player that our contract offer remains on the table. “Quite simply, Ryan is a fantastic player and an integral part of our squad. We look forward to welcoming Ryan back to us next month after a well-earned break, upon which he can focus on having another standout season for AFC Bournemouth.”

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