Bournemouth’s Harry Arter is a target for the two Premier League clubs.
Norwich City and Swansea City are preparing to make a bid for Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter as the Premier League sides look to the football league for future stars, reports the Daily Mail.
Arter is also a target for relegated QPR but it’s likely that the lure of top flight football would be of greater interest to the 23-year-old.
The midfielder helped the Cherries secure promotion to the Championship via a second-placed finish in League One this season, playing 42 of their 46 league matches and scoring eight goals.
Bournemouth will now be facing QPR in the second tier in 2013/14 and although it’s likely the two sides will be competing at different ends of the table, Arter would be less interested in a move to a club in the same division as he is currently playing.
Canaries boss Chris Hughton is leading the race for the Irishman’s signature, with the Carrow Road outfit already securing the services of Javier Garrido and Ricky Von Wolfswinkel for next season.
Arter is expected to set Hughton back around £500,000, although he will face competition from Swans manager Michael Laudrup who has already shown he has an eye for a bargain – highlighted by the signing of goal machine Michu for just £2million in the summer of 2012.
The performances of the Bournemouth star have also caught the eye of Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trappotoni, with the Italian expected to call up Arter to his 22-man squad later in the month.