It is starting to look like we are going to be in a hell of a battle with Chelsea and Tottenham for the signature of Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser this summer.
We have been consistently linked with the 25-year-old, who is determined to move to a top-six club but it now appears that we will have to see off two of our most bitter rivals in order to land the playmaker.
As things stand right now we have a huge advantage over Chelsea due to their impending transfer ban, however, Tottenham cannot be so easily dismissed.
It had been thought that Fraser would run his contract down and leave at the end of next season on a free transfer but the latest report in the Mirror is claiming that the Scottish international wants to move this summer rather than waste another year in mid-table obscurity.
It is little wonder that he is in such demand, his statistics this season are excellent, he is joint top of the assists chart on 13 with Eden Hazard and above the likes of Christian Eriksen and Raheem Sterling which is all the more impressive when you consider what team he plays for.
Fraser will not necessarily cost an arm and a leg either, normally Bournemouth could demand a king’s ransom but not when the player has just a year left on his contract and if they play hardball then they will only have themselves to blame when they end up losing him for nothing.
My guess is that we will win the race to sign Fraser, he has already admitted he is flattered by the interest we have shown in him and I am not sure that Spurs would be prepared to get into a bidding war with us, that is not what the Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy does.
That said, if we fail to make next seasons Champions League then that could change everything.