West Ham United manager David Moyes is still intent on bringing Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter to the club despite failing with two bids in January, according to The Express.
The Hammers offered £8 million for the Republic of Ireland international during the winter window but saw their approaches rebuffed.
However, Moyes sees Arter as a player who can help shape his new-look Irons side and will reportedly return with a £10 million offer at the end of the season, providing he is still in charge at the London Stadium.
The centre of the park is an area which the Scot has openly admitted needs improvement but he struggled to bring in reinforcements in January, with only Joao Mario arriving on loan from Inter Milan.
Whether he will get the chance to build a team in his own image remains in doubt and will depend largely on West Ham’s success in staving off relegation from the Premier League.
A shambolic 4-1 defeat to Swansea City on Saturday saw Moyes’ men drop to 14th in the table, behind their opponents and only three points above the drop zone.
With as many as 13 clubs arguably still battling to stay in the division, few would be able to confidently predict who will slip into the Championship.
West Bromwich Albion appear doomed in last place but above them only 10 points separate Stoke City in 19th from Leicester City in eighth.
Although the general consensus is that Moyes’ appointment to replace Slaven Bilic in November has bought with it improved performances and results, he has not been able to drag the team away from the bottom three.
Arter is a player with the potential to improve the West Ham midfield but there seems little sense in planning summer transfers at present with survival still far from assured.