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Bournemouth issue Ryan Fraser statement amid Arsenal links

Bournemouth maintain a new contract offer for Ryan Fraser is still “on the table” and the Scotland winger is “an integral part” of their squad as speculation continues over his future. Frazer, 25, impressed for the Cherries last season, with seven Premier League goals and 14 assists. The former Aberdeen midfielder, who joined Bournemouth in 2013, has been linked with a £30million summer move to Arsenal. Frazer is heading into the final year of his current deal and, in an interview with the Scotsman, he suggested Bournemouth’s reported price tag could be putting off potential bidders. On Saturday, Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake issued a statement to “provide balanced clarity on the situation” as the club prepare for another campaign in the ...

Report: Arsenal to snub Yannick Carrasco for Ryan Fraser

A report claims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is prioritising a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser over Dalian Yifang’s Yannick Carrasco. Arsenal are reportedly reluctant to make an approach for Yannick Carrasco as they first want to try to bring in Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth. Despite being given limited funds to work with this summer, Gunners boss Unai Emery is believed to have kept tabs on both players. Carrasco has revealed multiple times that he wants to return to Europe following a spell in the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang, who are after around £25m for his signature. According to The Mirror, though, Emery would prefer to sign Bournemouth winger Fraser and there is still hope that they can tempt the Cherries to cash in. Fraser scored seven goals and set up 14 mo...

Ryan Porteous returns to light training for Hibernian

The 20-year-old defender suffered a serious knee injury in January. Hibernian have been handed a pre-season boost after Ryan Porteous returned to light running following a serious knee injury. The 20-year-old defender, whose season ended in January, could now join his team-mates for the start of pre-season training next week. Hibs also have Martin Boyle coming back after he was also sidelined by a knee problem in January. The winger was on the training pitch before the end of the season. The club wrote on their Twitter account: “Ryan Porteous has stepped up his comeback from injury with a return to some light running. “All being well, we look forward to having Ryan and Martin Boyle back ready to join the rest of their team-mates for the start of pre-season a week today.”

Ben Davies: ‘Ryan Giggs criticism is unfair’

Ben Davies insists the criticism of Wales manager Ryan Giggs after hurtful back-to-back Euro 2020 qualifying defeats is unfair. Wales’ hopes of making the finals next summer were dealt a severe setback with losses to Croatia and Hungary in the space of four days. Giggs’ side now trail Group E leaders Hungary by six points, albeit with a game in hand, and are three adrift of Slovakia and Croatia in the race for a top-two spot. Ryan Giggs is under pressure after successive defeats dropped Wales to fourth place in their Euro 2020 qualifying group (Joe Giddens/PA) The Old Trafford great has had to shoulder the blame from most Welsh fans puzzled by the fact he has not profited from the attacking talents of Gareth Bale, David Brooks and new Manchester United winger Daniel James. R...

Ryan Fraser: Scotland were given “footballing lesson” by Belgium

Ryan Fraser believes Scotland were given a “footballing lesson” by Belgium in their 3-0 European Championship qualifying defeat on Tuesday night but he remains positive. The Scots were holding out at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels until just before the break when striker Romelu Lukaku headed in a cross from skipper Eden Hazard. The Manchester United striker grabbed a second in the 57th minute and Manchester City attacker Kevin De Bruyne added a third for the world number one-ranked side, who now have four Group I wins out of four. Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, centre, celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Scotland (Bradley Collyer/PA) It was Steve Clarke’s second game as Scotland boss following the 2-1 win over Cyprus at Hampden Park on Saturday ...

Ryan Giggs defends Gareth Bale after missed opportunity for Wales

Ryan Giggs absolved Gareth Bale of any blame after Wales‘ Euro 2020 qualification hopes were dented by a 1-0 defeat in Hungary. Bale, who has not scored for three months, missed a golden opportunity to put Wales ahead on the hour, tamely chipping at goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi from 12 yards when completely unmarked. It was to prove a costly miss as midfielder Mate Patkai grabbed the winner 10 minutes from time, leaving Wales trailing Group E leaders Hungary by six points. Gareth Bale missed Wales’ best chance of the match in Budapest (Joe Giddens/PA) Wales needed a big performance from Bale to revive their Euro 2020 hopes, but the Real Madrid forward looked lethargic throughout and struggled to make an impression on the game. “You have seen it in both games, a lot of the pla...

Ryan Giggs: ‘Wales must win all five remaining games to reach Euro 2020’

Ryan Giggs responded to defeat in Hungary by conceding Wales must probably win their five remaining group games to make the finals of Euro 2020. Wales lost to a late Mate Patkai goal in Budapest, their second defeat in the space of four days and one which leaves them off the pace in Group E. Giggs’ side trail leaders Hungary by six points, albeit with a game in hand, and are three behind Slovakia and Croatia in the race for a top-two spot. “We have to probably win nearly every game now,” Giggs said after the back-to-back defeats in Croatia and Hungary. “I know it’s early doors and there are still a lot of points, but we have made it really difficult for ourselves. “We are probably relying on teams around us to drop points, which they will do because it is competitive. “Obviously we have to...

Tottenham Hotspur to make bid for Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make an official approach for Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make an official offer for Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon. The 19-year-old has just completed his first-ever season in the Premier League, in which the left-sided player contributed two goals and six assists from 35 appearances. However, Sessegnon has just one year remaining on his contract, leaving Fulham in a position where they will likely choose to cash in on the prospect this summer. According to football.london, Spurs are planning to put a proposal together for the Englishman, although they may wait until the player has represented England Under-21s at the European Championship. Fulham allegedly value Sessegnon in the region of £50m, but Spu...

Tottenham Hotspur target Ryan Sessegnon rejects offer to stay at Fulham?

Youngster Ryan Sessegnon reportedly tells Fulham that he will not sign a new contract this summer. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been provided with a boost in their bid to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. The 19-year-old has established himself as one of the most highly-regarded prospects in English football, with 120 appearances having already been made in the first team. However, Fulham find themselves struggling to keep hold of their most prized asset due to their relegation from the Premier League this season. The Cottagers have offered the left-sided player an extension to his current deal – which expires next summer – but The Guardian claims that the academy graduate has rejected the chance to remain with the West Londoners in the long term. Spurs have been frequ...

Ryan Giggs backs “exciting” Daniel James to succeed at Manchester United

Wales manager Ryan Giggs insists Daniel James’ impending move to Manchester United has not disrupted preparations for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia. James was at United’s Carrington training ground on Thursday morning ahead of his transfer from Swansea, just hours before Wales flew to Osijek for Saturday’s meeting with the World Cup finalists. The 21-year-old winger is set to complete the switch, which is understood to be in the region of £18million, including add-ons, next week after Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifier in Hungary. “We had a relaxed day on Thursday,” Giggs said when asked if James’ United medical had forced him to miss training. “That’s how we structured the week, to get the work in early and then Thursday was just a case of going through a few things.” Giggs was clear ...

Barnsley midfielder Ryan Hedges agrees Aberdeen move

Wales international Hedges, 23, was out of contract with newly-promoted Barnsley, who had offered him a new deal. Barnsley midfielder Ryan Hedges has agreed to join Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen. Wales international Hedges, 23, was out of contract with newly-promoted Barnsley, who had offered him a new deal. “Barnsley Football Club can confirm that Ryan Hedges has decided against signing a new contract with the club and has decided to sign for Scottish Premier League [sic] side Aberdeen FC,” read a statement on Barnsley’s official website. Aberdeen confirmed on their official website that Hedges had agreed a pre-contract and would officially join the club on a three-year deal on July 1. Hedges, who becomes Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes‘ first summer signing, said...

Ryan Giggs explains Ben Davies absence

Tottenham defender Ben Davies heads into the Champions League final facing the prospect of summer surgery and will sit out Wales‘ Euro 2020 qualifiers in Croatia and Hungary. Wales manager Ryan Giggs revealed Davies has been troubled by a groin issue this season but he has battled on, with Spurs’ historic campaign ending in Saturday’s European showpiece occasion against Liverpool in Madrid. “Ben has had an issue with his groin throughout the season,” Giggs said as he named a 28-man squad also without injured Juventus-bound midfielder Aaron Ramsey. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 For Croatia (8 June) & Hungary (11 June)… #YWalGoch #TheRedWall #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/L99MGICUAw — Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@Cymru) May 29, 2019 “I left Ben out of the squad back in November...

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