A host of clubs are reportedly in the hunt for Ireland and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, with Fulham, Sheffield United and Stoke all keen on bringing the 29-year old to their respective clubs.
The Sun reported that Fulham and Scott Parker, who is Arter’s brother in law, were looking to sign the Irish international with Bournemouth looking for a fee £8 million.
The report also outlines that the Cottagers would have to offload a player before signing Arter and that they may look for a season long loan deal instead.
Arter fell out of favour at the Vitality Stadium last season and spent the campaign on loan at Cardiff, where he impressed in their midfield despite the Welsh club suffering relegation back to the Championship.
The 29-year old had featured quite heavily in pre-season, however Bournemouth’s recent acquisition of Phillip Billing from Huddersfield means that it’s likely Arter will be allowed to leave the club.
Fulham though, aren’t the only club interested in Arter, with Tom Barclay, also of The Sun, outlining that newly promoted Sheffield United as well as Championship side Stoke City are also in the hunt for his siganture.
Fulham want Harry Arter – but I'm told Sheffield United and Stoke are also in the hunt for the Bournemouth midfielder. Nothing agreed as yet but #afcb likely to let him leave with Phillip Billing incoming
— Tom Barclay (@TomBarclay_) July 28, 2019
A move for Arter would also provide a boost to his international career which has somewhat stagnated since the arrival of Mick McCarthy, with the midfielder only featuring in 18 minutes in the four games in Euro 2020 qualifying.
Arter was also the embroiled in a bust up with former assistant manager Roy Keane in September of last year which saw him take a brief hiatus from international football, before returning to the squad just over a month later.