Liverpool transfer news: Conflicting reports on move for £26 million attacker

Liverpool are being linked to £26 million rated attacker Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth but there are conflicting reports about the potential transfer.

Liverpool are reported as being in transfer talks to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser according to Billy Hawkins of TalkSport. However, other journalists have played down the news.

The contract for the Scottish attacker runs out next summer and so speculation has been rife that he will leave the Cherries for a new Premier League destination. Arsenal have long been linked to Fraser but this latest report plants Liverpool into the mix.

TalkSport are saying that Bournemouth could try to make Harry Wilson part of the deal – perhaps even going for a straight swap with the youngster they have on-loan from Anfield for the season.

As part of any deal for Fraser, the Cherries could look to make Harry Wilson’s loan move permanent

Eager Liverpool fans have been looking to the journalists closest to the club to confirm the story but James Pearce of the The Athletic seemed to bring an emphatic denial from his sources who describe the move as ‘nonsense’ and that Jurgen Klopp is ‘happy with his midfield options’.

It would be easy to think this a straight no-go but two things make me think there might be something more to it.

Firstly, Fraser would not come to the club as a midfielder but as cover for the wide positions, particularly the left flank. While Klopp maybe happy with his midfield, many have been saying the club need another forward since the summer.

Secondly, all transfer business the club have conducted since Virgil van Dijk‘s move to Anfield has been done in secret with little foreknowledge of the moves. News of the signings of Alisson Becker and Fabinho came very quickly before they were leaning at Melwood.

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I like Ryan Fraser and would be happy to see him as another option and swapping Harry Wilson for him seems a deal that would work for both clubs.

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