Liverpool deep in swap deal talks to see star winger move to Anfield

Liverpool are in advanced negotiations with Bournemouth over a swap deal that would see Ryan Fraser come to Anfield and Harry Wilson stay on the south coast, according to reports.

Fraser has been influential for the Cherries since the start of last season, assisting 14 goals in the previous campaign which put him second behind Eden Hazard for the most in the Premier League.

This season, Fraser has followed that up with a goal and two assists in 11 league outings so far but according to talkSPORT, those statistics have not been enough to convince Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.

The source says that with Fraser’s contract at the Vitality Stadium expiring in the summer, the Cherries are keen to sell him in January rather than lose him for nothing at the end of the season, with his current value being between £10m and £15m.

talkSPORT continues by saying that Liverpool are keen on the Scotland international and are in advanced talks over signing him, in a deal that would see Wilson make his loan move permanent at Bournemouth.

Wilson has netted four times for Bournemouth since starting his one-year stay there, following up the 18 he scored for Derby County last season.

Speaking to talkSPORT, journalist Alex Crook said of the talks: “My understanding is Jurgen Klopp is lining up a surprise move for Ryan Fraser.

“He is out of contract next summer and that means effectively Bournemouth have to sell him in January. If you had sold him last summer you were talking about £20-25 million but now you are talking about the £10-15 million mark.”

Liverpool headed into the international break with an eight-point cushion at the top of the Premier League table after beating Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield.

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