Bournemouth have slapped a £25million price tag on Ryan Fraser in an attempt to ward off potential suitors this summer.
The Scotland international is attracting interest from Arsenal, who view Fraser as an alternative to No 1 summer target Wilfried Zaha.
But the £25million valuation could prove a stumbling block towards any hopes Fraser has of leaving the Cherries this summer, particularly given he has just one year left on his deal meaning he will be available for nothing next year.
Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal
Aberdeen are understood to be due 20 percent of Fraser’s next move as part of the winger’s move south in 2013, enhancing Bournemouth’s need to ramp up the forward’s price.
Fraser proved vital for Eddie Howe’s team last season, providing 14 assists for Bournemouth. The south coast club realise it would potentially cost more than £25m to replace Fraser this summer given his importance.
Bournemouth would prefer to keep Fraser next season, and are ready to extend his deal, which would include a significant pay-rise.
But if a rival club meets their valuation, Bournemouth could be tempted into selling rather than losing him for nothing at the end of next season.
The Premier League have slapped a £25million price tag on the Scotland international