Cherries star to stay with Cardiff
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is set to stay with Cardiff, despite reports Watford are targeting a permanent move.
The 29-year-old joined the Bluebirds on a season-long loan in August and has forced his way into the side on a regular basis as Neil Warnock's men battle to stay up.
Bournemouth have a clause which allows them to recall Arter and reports claimed they have been pondering the possibility of exercising that option, with a view to selling him on.
Both Watford and Aston Villa are thought to have contacted the Cherries in this window regarding a permanent deal for the Republic of Ireland international.
However a deal looks unlikely at this stage as Bournemouth are happy for him to stay where he is.
A Cardiff spokesman confirmed the situation when saying: "There is a [recall] clause, which at the moment they are not exercising. Bournemouth have informed Cardiff City of that."
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