EDDIE Howe quashed speculation linking Harry Arter with a move to West Ham by insisting the midfielder would be “going nowhere”.

The Republic of Ireland international has been heavily touted for a switch to London Stadium, the Daily Star reporting Hammers boss David Moyes was “eyeing a £15million raid” for the midfielder.

But speaking ahead of tomorrow's clash with the Hammers (3pm), Howe insisted the 27-year-old remained an “integral” part of his plans.

Asked whether he was worried West Ham may come calling, the Cherries boss told the Daily Echo: “I’m not concerned we would get a call because, from my perspective, Harry is going nowhere.

“He’s integral to the team, we gave him a four-year contract in the summer demonstrating our love for him.

“In my mind, he is so important to us.”

Arter has developed into one of his manager's most trusted lieutenants since joining the Dorset club in 2010.

“When he is playing well he is here, there and everywhere on the pitch. He has an impact on all moments,” added Howe.

“I’d like to think Harry is back to his best now.

“When he plays well, the team tends to play well. He is a driving force and almost the heartbeat of the team in the middle of the pitch.

“He is going to be a key player between now and the end of the season.”

Howe guided Cherries to a 1-0 win over Moyes’s Sunderland team in April, condemning the Black Cats to Premier League relegation.

The former Manchester United boss resigned from his position at the Stadium of Light a month later. He stepped into the hot seat at West Ham in November to replace Slaven Bilic.

Howe added: “When you look at David's CV and the teams he has managed, it is incredible.

“He did an incredible job at Everton and I think with history that gets forgotten. Now he is having a real impact with West Ham. He has gone in and made them strong and tough to beat.

“He has them very organised and full credit to him for that.”