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Government, Bio Farma secure vaccine bulk supply from China’s Sinovac

first_imgUnder the first agreement, Sinovac is to start shipping the coronavirus vaccine to Indonesia in November.“First is the preliminary agreement [on] the purchase and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine [bulk], which is an agreed commitment to supply 40 million doses from November 2020 to March 2021,” Retno said.The second agreement is a memorandum of understanding that extends the cooperation until the end of 2021, under which Sinovac commits to providing priority access to Bio Farma to purchase more vaccine bulk.Sinovac last week launched the final stage of the phase three clinical trial for the CoronaVac vaccine it is developing with Bio Farma, with the final stage involving 1,620 patient volunteers in Bandung, West Java. Southeast Asia’s largest economy has secured priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine bulk developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech through a deal with state-owned pharmaceuticals Bio Farma.A vaccine bulk is an aqueous form of the purified antigens, or vaccine, provided in a large container from which the individual vials are filled.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi announced the deal on Thursday evening at a virtual press conference in Sanya in China’s south, where Bio Farma signed two agreements on the vaccine cooperation with Sinovac. The six-month clinical trial of the vaccine in Indonesia comes as the country continues to struggle with rising infection, recording 2,266 new cases on Thursday to bring the cumulative nationwide tally to 147,211 confirmed cases.Read also: Sinovac launches late-stage trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine in IndonesiaState-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir accompanied Retno to the meeting with Chinese officials in the resort city on Hainan Island, the Chinese outpost in the South China Sea. The two ministers also met with representatives from China Railway during the overseas visit, Retno’s first in six months.Earlier this month, Erick claimed that Bio Farma would be ready to produce 250 million doses of CoronaVac per year once the trials had been completed by the year-end.Retno is the first foreign minister China has received amid its ongoing COVID-19 response efforts on the mainland. According to a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry, her reception “shows that China and Indonesia both attach high importance to bilateral relations”.The Indonesian delegation also explored potential collaboration opportunities with other Chinese drug manufacturers, including Sinopharm. The state-owned Chinese pharmaceuticals has said that its candidate vaccine may cost no more than 1,000 yuan (US$144.27) for two injections once it had completed its clinical trials and began mass production, reports Reuters.CanSino Biologics is another Chinese company that Indonesia is considering for possible cooperation. The company has started late-stage clinical trials for its candidate vaccine in a number of countries, while Beijing has already approved its use for the nation’s military.In a meeting with Chinese counterpart State Councilor Wang Yi to follow up a virtual meeting in late July, Retno stressed the importance of an effective, safe, timely and affordable vaccine for COVID-19.“Indonesia has seen strong commitment from a number of pharmaceutical manufacturers in China to collaborate on the vaccine [development] with Indonesia. We are also seeing the commitment of the Chinese government in supporting this cooperation,” she said.Meanwhile, Erick said that the visit intended to ensure that any transformation of Indonesia’s health industry through this cooperation would result in a win-win solution.“This is so Bio Farma won’t just be seen as a tailor [whose job is just to piece together garments], but as a party to an agreement with Sinovac that includes transfer of knowledge and technology,” he said. The minister issued similar remarks to CanSino and Sinopharm as well.“Hopefully, we can soon rise above COVID-19 in step with the time frame […] and [achieve] mass immunization of the Indonesian people by early next year,” Erick added.Retno was quick to add that Indonesia would continue shopping around for initiatives with other countries and that it was already in touch with parties other than China, “so that we can get better results amid the very tight competition”.Read also: Indonesia teams up with global manufacturers in vaccine huntIndonesia is also developing its own COVID-19 vaccine prototype, dubbed Merah Putih, toward achieving vaccine self-sufficiency.With nearly 23 million confirmed cases around the world, hundreds of pharmaceutical research institutes are scrambling to come up with a vaccine while dozens of governments are taking aggressive steps to secure any future stockpiles.The alarming pace at which pharmaceutical firms are fast-tracking vaccine development has prompted the World Health Organization to warn drugmakers that proper vaccine development could take 12 to 18 months.To further clear the path in supply and distribution, Indonesia and China have also agreed to arrange a “travel corridor” for essential businesses.“This is the third travel corridor for essential businesses that we have made with other countries, after the United Arab Emirates on July 29 and South Korea on Aug. 17,” said Retno, who is heading to the UAE with Erick after the China visit.Other bilateral issues discussed during the visit included trade as well as the ongoing investigation over alleged human trafficking of Indonesian crew aboard Chinese fishing vessels. Regional issues included the China-ASEAN dialogue partnership, which will mark 30 years next year.“Indonesia is confident that the ASEAN-China partnership will stay strong as long as it is always carried out [according to] international law, including when we discuss the South China Sea issue,” Retno said.Topics :last_img read more

Virus cases in hard-hit Australian state reach lowest in months

first_imgDespite the lifting of the curfew, Melbourne residents remain subject to a stay-at-home order and are only allowed to travel within a radius of five kilometers for a limited number of approved activities.Non-essential businesses are still banned from reopening, with restaurants only available for takeaway, a rule that has caused angst among many owners.On Monday, a Victoria state judge was scheduled to begin hearing a case challenging the validity of lockdown measures — specifically the now-scrapped curfew — reportedly brought by a cafe owner frustrated by plummeting revenues.Melbourne became the epicenter of Australia’s second wave after security bungles led to the virus escaping from hotels used to quarantine travellers returning from overseas.Overall, Australia has been relatively successful in curbing the spread of COVID-19, with just over 27,000 cases and 875 deaths in a population of 25 million.Most regions are now reporting few or no new daily infections, allowing restrictions to be rolled back across much of the country.The nation has maintained strict controls over its international borders, with limits on the numbers of citizens who can return from overseas and a ban on leaving. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the downward trend in new cases was “very, very significant”, suggesting more restrictions would be eased if it continued.”We are so close to being able to take a really big step — big step towards that COVID normal,” he told a press conference. Five million residents in Australia’s second biggest city emerged from an almost two-month overnight curfew on Monday as just five new coronavirus cases were recorded in worst-hit Victoria state.The figure was the lowest daily rise in infections in Victoria since June 12 and came as residents of the state capital Melbourne saw a raft other virus restrictions also eased.Curbs on industries such as construction and manufacturing have been lifted in Melbourne, with childcare centers reopening and small religious services allowed to resume.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Czechs, Slovaks to declare coronavirus state of emergency

first_imgThe Czech Republic and Slovakia are set to declare states of emergency this week to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the prime ministers of the EU neighbors said on Monday after a sharp rise in cases.Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis told the Nova television station that he expected the state of emergency to be approved at an extraordinary government meeting on Wednesday, but did not detail the nature of the restrictions.A country of 10.7 million people, the Czech Republic has seen record spikes in coronavirus infections in recent days, bringing its total to 65,313 confirmed cases, including 615 deaths. Restaurants, bars, and cafes would close at 10:00 pm (2000 GMT) and if people not living in the same household come closer than two meters (six feet) outdoors, they would have to wear masks.Masks are already compulsory in public indoor spaces in Slovakia.The EU country of 5.4 million registered 9,343 coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic and 44 patients have died.On Friday, the number of daily infections reached a record high of 552. Topics :center_img Babis was echoed by Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic who said the “extremely serious” situation called for “very bold decisions” following a meeting of his country’s crisis management team.The measure is also expected to be approved by the government on Wednesday and would be the second time that Slovakia introduces a state of emergency to combat the pandemic.Under the proposed restrictions, all sporting events, cultural events and religious services would be banned from October 1.Weddings and funerals would only be allowed if all the participants can prove they have had a negative test for coronavirus.last_img read more

Fact-finding team of slain Papuan pastor concludes field investigation, returns to Jakarta

first_imgThe TGPF has also convinced Yeremia’s wife and family members to allow the body to be autopsied as part of the ongoing investigation.Four members of Yeremia’s family also signed a police interrogation report, which made them witnesses in the case.According to the Indonesian Communion of Churches, Indonesian Evangelical Christian Church (GKII) and local media in Papua, Yeremia was allegedly shot by Indonesian Army (TNI) personnel on his way to his pig pen on Sept. 19, at the same time when a military operation reportedly took place.Meanwhile, the TNI has denied the allegation, instead saying that Yeremia was shot by an armed group. The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) confirmed last Friday that it was behind an attack on members of the TGPF in Mamba village, Intan Jaya regency, Papua.Two members of the investigative team were injured: Gadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturer Bambang Purwoko and Indonesian Military (TNI) soldier First Sgt. Faisal Akbar Force.Read also: Body of slain Intan Jaya pastor to be autopsied, says fact-finding teamBenny said the team would resume its investigation in Jakarta to meet its 14 day deadline to report the results of the investigation to the government, which would end Thursday. The government-sanctioned joint fact-finding team (TGPF) says it has concluded the field investigation of the shooting case of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani, despite naming no suspects yet.National Police Commission (Kompolnas) head and TGPF chief Benny Mamoto said the team was set to return to Jakarta on Monday, after conducting a crime scene investigation and questioning more than 25 eyewitnesses. “We have worked to our maximum capacity and were able to relatively achieve our targets, despite the security threats that we faced there,” Benny said in a written statement on Monday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Barcelona will listen to transfer offers for Manchester United target Samuel Umtiti

first_imgUmtiti is keen to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Umtiti, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is seen as an alternative to Maguire and would cost considerably less than the coveted defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementManchester City are also chasing Maguire and United may feel prizing Umtiti away from Barcelona is the easier task.Umtiti, 25, has been first-choice at Barcelona since his arrival three years ago, but saw his 2018/19 season disrupted by injury. Advertisement Comment Coral BarryTuesday 2 Jul 2019 7:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Barcelona will listen to transfer offers for Manchester United target Samuel Umtiticenter_img United have held talks with Barcelona over signing Umtiti (Picture: Getty)Barcelona were also concerned by Umtiti’s tactics during talks about his contract renewal and were annoyed to see him back Antoine Griezmann’s decision to turn down a move to the Nou Camp last year.The France international wants to stay at Barcelona, but the club are in no rush to push him out the door.While Juventus have also shown an interest in Umtiti, neither the Italians or United have made an official offer.MORE: ‘Worried’ Manchester United star Anthony Martial set to hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Barcelona are prepared to listen to offers for Umtiti (Picture: Getty)Barcelona will sell Samuel Umtiti this summer if they receive a £45million offer for the defender, according to reports.Manchester United have held talks with Barcelona about potentially signing Umtiti and the Catalan giants have decided offloading the centre-back is an option this summer.Sport claim Barcelona will listen to offers and want at least £45m for Umtiti.United have struggled to convince Leicester City to part with Harry Maguire, but have lodged a £70m offer for the England international.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Sokratis Papastathopoulos backs Alexandre Lacazette to step up during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspension

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Aubameyang vs Lacazette this season Premier LeagueAuba – 14 goalsLaca – 5 goalsFA CupAuba – 0 goalsLaca – 0 goalsCarabao CupAuba – 0 goalsLaca – 0 goalsEuropa LeagueAuba – 2 goalsLaca – 1 goal Aubameyang was sent off during Arsenal’s draw at Selhurst Park (Picture: Getty)While Sokratis concedes that Lacazette appears to have been ‘struggling’ at times this season, he’s confident the Frenchman can come in and do a job for the team.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a machine, a goal machine,’ Sokratis told Arsenal’s official website.‘He’s a very good player. In some games, from the outside, you can’t see what he can do. Or maybe he is a little bit struggling.‘But we have to see also how is the game and which guy he has behind him. Arteta has faith in Arsenal forward Lacazette (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Arteta has called on Lacazette and the rest of his attackers to ‘step forward’ in Aubameyang’s absence.‘They now have to make a step forward now he is not able to contribute to the team with goals,’ the Spaniard said.‘Someone else has to do it and I want to see that reaction too.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta added: ‘Losing probably the most important player is never nice.‘We have other players that can play in that position.‘We will try to find a way and be as competitive as possible.’MORE: Manchester United should prioritise signing Bruno Fernandes over James Maddison, says Paul Parker Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jan 2020 6:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link835Sharescenter_img Sokratis Papastathopoulos backs Alexandre Lacazette to step up during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspension Sokratis Papastathopoulos is confident Alexandre Lacazette can step up in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos has backed Alexandre Lacazette to step up and take responsibility for Arsenal’s goals during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s three-match suspension.Aubameyang scored his 14th goal of the Premier League season before being sent off for a reckless challenge on Max Meyer in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace last weekend.The red card means Aubameyang will miss Arsenal’s upcoming league matches against Sheffield United and Chelsea as well as the side’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Bournemouth.Aubameyang is far and away Arsenal’s leading scorer this term, with 16 goals in all competitions, and his enforced absence will have come as a major blow to new head coach Mikel Arteta.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement ‘I think he is a very good player, we are with him every time, he is with us and we will show all together in the future a lot of things.‘I think Laca is coming better and better. He’s very important, a massively important player for us.‘Altogether we have to improve, to step up and to show that the year is not finished and that we have to fight for this.’last_img read more

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is having to teach Nicolas Pepe the absolute basics of how to be a winger

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Nicolas Pepe has had an underwhelming first season at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has detailed his training plan to improve Nicolas Pepe’s form at Arsenal, which appears to include some absolute basics of being a winger.The Frenchman arrived from Lille for £72m last summer but has largely failed to live up to the price tag, with inconsistent performances meaning he has started just 17 Premier League games.The 24-year-old has scored six goals in all competitions and leads the club’s assist numbers in the Premier League with six, but Arteta is clearly not happy with some aspects of his game.Considering he is the club’s record signing, it may be slightly concerning that the manager feels he needs to teach the winger about when and where to cross the ball for strikers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’ll show him footage of what we want and on the training ground I will make him defend in situations where he is full-back and I am the winger,’ said the Arsenal boss.‘You have to feel the moment when the ball is here where you are weak and depending on the step that you take, how that effects the opponent every time, where the spaces are for the strikers, where the strikers want the ball in certain areas, it’s a process.‘It’s part of his development. He needs to open more doors to be more unpredictable for the opponent and give more options as well offensively to us.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s working on it, he will improve, he will get better. He’s got the talent, an immense quality and he’s willing to do it.’ Gunners striker Alexandre Lacazette says Pepe just needs time to adapt to the Premier League and build his confidence before we see his best work.‘I used to say we need to be patient with him. He is still young, he came from another league and it is always different,’ said the French striker last month.‘The Premier League is the hardest league in the world I think, so you have to be nice with new players like him. ‘He is someone who needs confidence and when you give him confidence he is better. He just needs time to understand how the league is and now we can see a really good Nicolas Pepe.’Arsenal are unbeaten in eight Premier League games and retain slim hopes of making it into the Champions League places this season, hopes that would be significantly boosted if they can beat Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday night.MORE: Mikel Arteta rates Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions LeagueMORE: Lucas Torreira in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after ankle injury blowFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Mar 2020 8:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is having to teach Nicolas Pepe the absolute basics of how to be a wingerlast_img read more

Premier League chiefs fear next season will start behind closed doors due to coronavirus pandemic

first_imgPremier League chiefs fear next season will start behind closed doors due to coronavirus pandemic Advertisement Advertisement Even next season’s August start date could come too soon for fans to attend (Picture: Getty)A number of Premier League bosses fear next season’s campaign may have to start behind closed doors with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc with the football schedule.The Premier League held a conference call on Thursday in which it was decided that the season would be postponed until at least April 30 and the previous deadline by which a campaign had to be concluded lifted.Previous seasons have all had to finish by June 1, but that has been extended ‘indefinitely’ due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Mar 2020 11:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link212Sharescenter_img FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.While the Premier League hopes to return to action at the start of May, encouraging clubs to give players their three weeks of annual leave now, there are huge doubts over whether that will be possible.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveNow The Sun report that not only do Premier League bosses expect the remaining 92 matches of this season to be played behind closed doors, but it could carry over into next season too.The plans to get the league back up and running by May 2 are deemed ambitious by many, with Premier League bosses looking to have a very quick turnaround before the 2020/21 season starts.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsIn the revised schedule, this season’s Premier League would conclude by July 12 and then the new campaign would start up on August 8 – just four weeks apart.There is already an acceptance that in order to achieve that games will have to be played behind closed doors, with teams playing every few days, while a number of Premier League clubs are doubtful that the situation will have resolved sufficiently in time for the next campaign. Comment The Premier League looks set to finish the season behind closed doors in May (Picture: Getty)Despite the Prime Minister’s hopes that the ‘tide will turn’ within 12 weeks, a start date of August or September looks very unlikely unless fans are not allowed to attend.A statement from the FA confirmed the postponement on Thursday, saying: ‘We’ve collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than Thursday 30 April.‘The progress of Covid-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.’MORE: Premier League season postponed further but is extended ‘indefinitely’MORE: How Liverpool squad have reacted to Premier League shutdown and being denied record title winFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta’s stance on David Luiz amid Arsenal exit speculation

first_imgAdvertisement David Luiz could leave Arsenal at the end of the season after less than a year at the club (Picture: Getty)David Luiz could be on his way out of Arsenal less than a year on from his acrimonious move from Chelsea. The experienced centre-half was deemed surplus to requirements by Frank Lampard following a falling out during pre-season and was promptly sold to Arsenal on the final day of the summer transfer window. Luiz signed a one-year deal which included an option for a second season but Arsenal are yet to trigger an extension, which means the 33-year-old could walk away for nothing at the end of the season. The Brazil international performed erratically during the first half of the campaign under Unai Emery, but he has been one of Arsenal’s outstanding performers since the appointment of Mikel Arteta in December. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to ESPN, Arteta is keen to retain the services of his most senior outfield player who has featured on 10 occasions in the Premier League since he took over from Emery. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 May 2020 8:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares William Saliba is set to return to Arsenal from Saint Etienne imminently (Picture: Getty)Reports earlier this week claimed the former Arsenal captain was willing to entertain offers for three other central defenders, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi, with William Saliba due to join from Saint Etienne and Pablo Mari’s loan deal likely to be made permanent. Luiz recently spoke of his desire, meanwhile, to end his career back at Benfica, the club which launched his European career, but has been fulsome in his praise of Arteta recently.‘Mikel is doing amazing, I am enjoying being almost 33 years old and still learning and improving and to see how beautiful football is,’ Luiz told Adidas. ‘Every day he changes something more and how a new idea and philosophy can still improve me as a person, as a player and as a leader.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Mikel has tried to make us understand where to play and how to play. He gives us a plan: ‘If the team is like that, if there is a low block parking the bus how you can create, take the responsibility to make a risky pass’.‘If the pass arrives there then we create an opportunity and score the goal, if the pass doesn’t arrive there we can win the ball back quickly.‘Mikel, he brings a philosophy where everybody has to think for the best of the club, and make the club shine again. Everybody, not just players, everyone has to breathe this oxygen. It doesn’t matter where or when we lost it, we bring it back.’MORE: Barcelona want just £45m for Arsenal and Juventus target Ousmane DembeleMORE: Lauren reveals how Arsene Wenger started to hide in training after repeated bust-ups between Arsenal starsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Mikel Arteta’s stance on David Luiz amid Arsenal exit speculationlast_img read more

Contract rebel Ryan Fraser offered to Arsenal for free transfer

first_imgFraser could join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ryan Fraser has been offered to Arsenal ahead of a potential free transfer this summer after rejecting fresh terms at Bournemouth. Fraser’s contract expires at the end of this month and he has so far rejected the offer of a short-term contract for the rest of the season. Bournemouth are still hopeful they can persuade the Scotland winger to play in their final nine games of the season. They are close to agreeing deals with four other players in similar situations. The Cherries are currently in the relegation zone and it would be a big blow to their survival hopes to lose Fraser for the remainder of the campaign. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut, according to The Times, Fraser is fearful of sustaining an injury that would scupper a transfer to a bigger club. He changed his agents in order to pursue a move away from Bournemouth and has been offered to Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 11:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Arteta is working on a tight budget (Picture: Getty)Fraser has continued training with the team and Eddie Howe could still use him for the first games of the resumed season at home against Crystal Palace before a trip to Molineux to face Wolves. The 26-year-old admitted in January his form had suffered this season because he hadn’t ‘played for the team’ in the first half of the season. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAnd it’s possible he won’t play for them again. Arsenal’s transfer budget is relatively limited amid the coronavirus pandemic and Fraser could be seen as a decent option to pick up on a free.Should Arsenal sign Ryan Fraser?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Contract rebel Ryan Fraser offered to Arsenal for free transferlast_img read more