Cottagers linked with Arter swoop


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Fulham are one of a number of clubs reportedly keen to sign Bournemouth’s Harry Arter as they plot a route back to the Premier League.

The west Londoners will ply their trade in the Championship next season after relegation, with Slavisa Jokanovic, Claudio Ranieri and Scott Parker failing to keep them up.

The Whites did rally under Parker in the final few weeks of the campaign, however, and the 38-year-old former England midfielder has been handed the post on a permanent basis to try and bring back the good times to Craven Cottage.

Summer recruitment will be vital and, with a number of players set to depart the club following the drop, Parker will be looking to add quality.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Arter is seen as a player who could help in that respect and he is said to be keen on a permanent exit from the Cherries after spending last season on loan with Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds also fell to the Championship while Eddie Howe’s men will play in England’s top division once again, but it seems as though the former Woking man will be on his way.

He is popular, as Fulham could be set to battle Premier League new-boys Aston Villa and Championship Stoke City for his signature, with Bournemouth keen to free up space on their wage bill ahead of their summer spending.

Arter still has two years left on his current deal but Howe will not stand in his way if the Sidcup-born schemer wants to try his luck elsewhere. Fulham are priced at 9.00 to win the Championship next term.

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