Chelsea could potentially make a move to sign Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth during the January transfer window, if their appeal to have their transfer ban overturned is successful, according to a report published by The Express.
The 25-year-old Fraser has entered the final year of his contract. The Cherries are a decent side but look unlikely to improve upon what they have managed to achieve under Eddie Howe. Fraser will likely be tempted to embark on a new challenge if he gets an opportunity to play for a club where he can potentially experience European football. Bournemouth are naturally trying to secure the player’s services for the long-term but he has so far not agreed to a new contract which means that he could possibly be available on a bargain deal in January.
Fraser was impressive last season
The Scottish international was arguably one of the best attackers from outside the so-called top six clubs of the Premier League last season as he went on to find the back of the net several times as well as secure 14 assists.
Chelsea have struggled to find quality in the left-back position since Eden Hazard left them to join Real Madrid during the summer. Both Pedro and Willian are past their prime and are into the final year of their contracts.
Fraser has no prior experience of having played for a so-called big club and signing him could be a risk but it will be a worthwhile risk when you consider that he could be available for a cut-price fee in January. He is capable of playing on either flank and can provide competition to the likes of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Lampard must go all-out to sign the player in January if the club manages to successfully overturn the transfer ban.