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Spurs 'serious candidates' to sign Ryan Fraser with Mourinho forced to work on a budget

Tottenham have emerged as ‘serious candidates’ to sign Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser with Jose Mourinho seeking cost-efficient additions amid the current financial climate.

Fraser is attracting the interest of several Premier League sides with the winger available on a free transfer this summer, the 26-year-old set to become a free agent on June 30 having failed to agree a new contract at the Vitality Stadium.

The Scotland international has previously been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, and the Mirror are now reporting that Spurs have emerged as strong contenders for his signature as Mourinho looks to strengthen his attacking options in north London.

Fraser is believed to be interested in testing himself at a higher level after seven seasons at Bournemouth, with Eddie Howe’s side resigned to losing the star on a Bosman at the end of next month.

The impact of the coronavirus crisis is likely to see several clubs working on restricted budgets this summer, and the opportunity to sign a proven Premier League performer on a free transfer appeals to Mourinho as he bids to add to his options.

Fraser registered 14 assists in the Premier League last season – second to only Eden Hazard – and whilst his performances have dipped somewhat this season, there remains a strong interest in a player who has ambitions of playing European football next season.

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