Bournemouth are reportedly willing to let Ryan Fraser leave for nothing next summer instead of selling him to Arsenal for £25million now.
The Scottish winger, 25, enjoyed a superb season for the Cherries, scoring seven goals and contributing 14 assists.
And that attracted interest from the Gunners, with Fraser emerging as one of Unai Emery's top transfer targets because he fits within their tight budget.
However, with Fraser entering the final year of his contract, Bournemouth have a dilemma over whether to cash in now or have Fraser for another season but then see him depart for nothing.
According to the Daily Express, they are considering letting him run down his deal because he is so important to Eddie Howe's side.