Liverpool 'In Advanced Talks' With Bournemouth Over Shock Move For Ryan Fraser In January
Liverpool are reportedly in 'advanced talks' with Bournemouth over a shock move for Ryan Fraser in January.
The 25-year-old Scottish winger has had an underwhelming season and has scored only once in 13 appearances across all competitions.
According to talkSPORT, Bournemouth are ready to cash in on Fraser in the January transfer window rather than allow him to leave on a free at the end of the season.
And the publication claims that Liverpool are 'front of the queue' to land the Scotland international.
Harry Wilson, who is on loan at Bournemouth, could also make his switch to the Vitality permanent as part of the Fraser deal.
TalkSPORT reports that the Cherries are keen to keep hold of the 22-year-old winger, who arrived in the summer and has scored four times in all competitions.
According to talkSPORT's Alex Crook, Fraser would bolster Jurgen Klopp's squad options as Liverpool continue to mount a Premier League title challenge and defend their Champions League crown.
He said: "If you had sold him last summer, you might have been talking about the £20-25million mark, but now with his contract running out, you might talking around the £10-15million mark."
The Reds have moved eight points clear at the top of the table after beating Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday.
But Liverpool's squad will be put under strain when they begin their campaign in the Club World Cup next month in Qatar.
Liverpool's participation in the FIFA tournament has forced the club to field two different squads to manage their two fixtures -- one being the League Cup quarter-final clash -- 24 hours apart.
Liverpool boss Klopp has insisted that his side are looking forward to challenging for the Club World Cup, despite the additional pressure of winning the tournament.
"I'm not someone who has to be the first on the moon or the first winning the World Cup with Liverpool, but when we are there then we will try with all we have," he told FIFA's website.
"I don't feel any pressure. I see it as an absolute opportunity as you don't often have the chance to play for it.
"You have to win the Champions League [to qualify] as the European team, so that already makes it special."
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