BOURNEMOUTH will offer Welsh wonder David Brooks a huge pay rise to keep Manchester United and Tottenham at bay.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe wants to reward the exciting midfielder who has been a star since signing from Sheffield United in the summer.
Getty – Contributor4 Bournemouth ace David Brooks has starred since joining from Sheffield United last summer
United are drooling over former Manchester City youth Brooks and planning a move for him either in the summer or sooner if an auction starts.
The Old Trafford club have been doing their homework on the 21-year-old, who plays for former United legend Ryan Giggs at international level, and think he would fit in well.
Spurs are also long-term admirers of Brooks.
They tried to buy the youngster from the Blades but he ended up moving to the south coast instead.
AFP or licensors4 Brooks has netted five goals in 22 games for the Cherries this season in all competitions
Reuters4 Welsh international Brooks is the target of both Manchester United and Tottenham
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The two giants would happily pay around £40million to take Brooks on.
However, Bournemouth want to keep him happy and hold on to one of their most prized assets as long as possible.
Brooks is on just over £1million-a-year at the Vitality Stadium and the Cherries are willing to more than double that to around £50,000 a week, just a few months after his arrival.
The signs are that Brooks will commit.
Reuters4 Brooks is expected to sign a new deal at Bournemouth that will double his salary at the Vitality
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Bournemouth also want to tie down speedy Ryan Fraser on a new deal but he is another wanted man.
The Scottish international is the subject of growing interest from Everton and Southampton and could turn down fresh terms.
Everton may try to buy Fraser in this window with a bid of around £15million as he fits in well with boss Marco Silva’s attacking philosophy.
Saints are also watching developments but cannot match the financial muscle of the Merseysiders.
Fraser has just 18 months left in his deal so Bournemouth are in a dilemma if the money on offer is good.
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