West Ham United have been linked with an array of midfielders in the last few weeks.
Bournemouth’s Harry Arter is one of them, but it seems that the pursuit is not going to plan for the Hammers.
According to The Sun, the East London outfit tabled an initial £5m bid, which has been rejected by the Cherries.
The coastal club reportedly feel that the midfielder is worth much more given his five-year spell at the club.
Arter has been struggling to keep a regular spot in the team lately, though, with his most recent appearance being in Bournemouth’s 2-2 draw with Brighton on New Year’s Day.
So far this season, the midfielder has had 15 outings in all competitions, and 11 of those have been Premier League starts.
West Ham have less than three weeks to recruit a new man to strengthen the middle of the park, but their rumoured pursuit of Arter has not got off on the best foot.
After the news emerged on Twitter, fans had their say.
If they think that’s low, wait until we come back with a loan bid …
— Si Juster ⚒ (@JusterCR8) January 9, 2018
West Ham bidding low NO can’t be
— West Ham Hub (@WHUFC_HUB) January 9, 2018
about what he's worth to be fair, seen far better players in the Championship
— BKHammer (@BKhammer1) January 9, 2018
All these people getting upset by what The Sun says. Imagine. Same people who were happy for us to go large for Iheanacho. Now a Leicester flop.
— Allen Cummings (@AllenCummings6) January 9, 2018
— Hammers⚒ (@KouyateKing) January 9, 2018
we should follow up with a 3m bid
still probably 2.5m over his value though
— dude (@wiredsloth) January 9, 2018
I think that’s a fair bid
— paul (@paulf6466) January 9, 2018
The West Ham way
— mark dent (@denty32) January 9, 2018