Reports have been circulating that West Ham gave a bid for Cherries Harry Arter but the club wanted more than “twice as much” for the player whom they were able to move for £4,000 in 2010.
But, Cherries officials have confirmed that there was “absolutely no truth” regarding the story and they have not received any bids for the player.
Arter, who has signed a four-year lucrative deal with boss Eddie Howe’s side and has been a key figure in Cherries’ rise from the depths of League One.
Although the 27-year-old has been in injury and a dip in form have made him restricted to 11 starts since the start of the Premier League season, he is still a crucial part of Cherries.
“It was a bit of a surprise. I haven’t heard anything and am just going about my normal business,” said Arter after being asked about West Ham and Crystal Palace interest.
“You have to ignore these things because it is the only thing you can do. I am contracted to this club and my full focus is on AFC Bournemouth.
“I have been in the game long enough to know things like this happen and players get linked with clubs.
“I signed a four-year deal in the summer and have got my head down and concentrated on trying to stay in the team.
“My focus is purely on trying to get positive results for us and nothing else.”