David Moyes wants Harry Arter at West Ham, and he'll reportedly pay up to £15 million for him 3 years ago

David Moyes wants Harry Arter at West Ham, and he'll reportedly pay up to £15 million for him

West Ham have had an £8 million bid rejected for Bournemouth's Harry Arter.

Arter has been a target for David Moyes since he took over at West Ham recently, with the Scot desperate to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window.

Arter had been a regular for the Cherries at the start of the season, starting and finishing their first five games.

His first team involvement has lessened since then, however, due to a combination of injuries and a loss of form, and he has only played in one of Eddie Howe's side's last five games.

He missed out on Saturday's clash with table-toppers Manchester City due to a calf injury.

Arter penned a long-term contract during the summer to keep him at The Vitality Stadium until 2019, however an increased bid may turn heads.

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The Hammers are also reported to be in the hunt for former Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi and Everton's Morgan Schneiderlin, but Arter is understood to be their prime target.

The Hammers are expected to up the ante in their pursuit of the 27-year-old, with The Sun reporting that David Moyes is set to table a £15 million bid to acquire his services.

We suspect Bournemouth wouldn't be as quick turning that one down.

Arter qualifies for Ireland through his Sligo grandparents and he first represented our national side at under-17 level.

Harry Arter

He was first called up to the senior side for the qualifier against Poland in March 2015, but would not make his debut until he came on as a substitute against England.