Lionel Messi wants 6 players sold from Barcelona, Real Madrid set to sign €220 million duo and more: Transfer Roundup, 26 May 2019
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. The summer transfer window is now wide open and clubs all across Europe are scampering about to try and sign top players who can enhance their chances next season as well as to cut some dead wood and free up that wage bill.
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona among many others are widely tipped to break the bank this summer and as such, we expect quite a few transfer records to be broken over the course of this summer transfer window.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 26 May 2019.
Arsenal amp up pursuit of Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser
Eddie Howe's Bournemouth can really turn on their style on certain days. And on those days, they are greatly helped by the playmaking skills of a certain Ryan Fraser, who was only behind Eden Hazard in the 2018-19 Premier League season's assist chart.
Now, Arsenal are reportedly very interested in signing the 25-year-old Scot. In fact, he is one of Unai Emery's top targets this summer. Fraser's form in the recently concluded Premier League season has put him on the radar of some top clubs and Arsenal do not want to rest on their laurels and watch him slip away from right under their nose.
Fraser has a year left in his contract and should he choose not to extend, the Cherries face the prospect of losing him on a free next summer. Contract talks that were held between the parties have hit a stumbling block and hence, Bournemouth are seriously considering cashing in on him this summer.
Ryan Fraser has been an ever-present for Bournemouth in the recent past and has completed 7 seasons at the club.