Bournemouth confirm Ryan Fraser has rejected contract extension amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer links

Arsenal and Tottenham transfer target Ryan Fraser all smiles in Bournemouth training
Ryan Fraser is nearing the end of his contract at Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)

Bournemouth have confirmed that Ryan Fraser has turned down the chance to sign a short-term contract extension until the end of the season.

Fraser’s current deal is set to expire later this month and the 26-year-old winger looks destined for the exit door after seven-and-a-half years of service at the Vitality Stadium.

Though Fraser will still be on Bournemouth’s books for the side’s upcoming Premier League clashes with Crystal Palace and Wolves, he is not expected to feature in either match.

Fraser runs with the ball during Bournemouth's Premier League clash with Chelsea
Fraser will be available on a free transfer this summer (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal and Tottenham have been among the clubs monitoring the situation in recent weeks and would be able to sign the Scot on a free transfer this summer.

The Cherries confirmed Fraser’s decision in an official statement on Wednesday which announced new short-term deals for Simon Francis, Andrew Surman, Artur Boruc and Charlie Daniels.

‘The quartet will prove a boost to Eddie Howe and his squad as the Cherries prepare for the return of the Premier League later this week,’ it said.

‘Francis, who is club captain, has played the most prominent role this season with 18 appearances in all competitions, whilst vice-captain Surman has featured on nine occasions.

‘Goalkeeper Boruc has been named on the bench 29 times this season, while full-back Daniels is continuing his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

‘Winger Ryan Fraser has declined to sign a short-term contract extension.’

Fraser has scored 24 goals in 203 appearances since joining Bournemouth from Aberdeen back in 2013.

Only Eden Hazard (15) registered more assists than the Scotland international (14) last season in the Premier League.

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