HARRY ARTER could once again play for Cherries – with a clause in his loan agreement meaning Fulham do not have buy him.

It had been understood the Cottagers had an obligation to purchase the midfielder on certain performance-based criteria, including whether they sealed promotion to the Premier League.

But the Daily Echo now understands the Republic of Ireland international had to start a certain number of games for the obligation also to be triggered – which he did not.

Arter was not included in the Cottagers’ squad for their 2-1 extra-time Championship play-off final victory over Brentford on Tuesday.

He also missed both semi-finals against Cardiff through injury.

The Sidcup-born ace, who made 21 Championship starts in total, is under contract at Cherries until 2021.