West Ham have failed with a bid for Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter.
The Daily Express says they have had an opening £8 million bid for Arter rejected by the South Coast club.
New Hammers manager David Moyes is a huge fan of the hard-working Cherries midfielder and has made him a key target for January.
The West Ham manager believes the squad he inherited from Slaven Bilic is weak in central midfield, and is looking to bring reinforcements.
Meanwhile, Hammers goalkeeper Adrian is grateful to Moyes for his recall.
“Personally, it was really important for me to come back to the starting eleven for the Manchester City game, when Joe couldn't play because of his contract," the No13 told the Official Programme, reflecting on the opportunity he got to replace Joe Hart at the start of December.
“I produced a good performance and after this the manager has had confidence in me to keep playing, so I have to give him the same confidence on the pitch every time I have the opportunity. I am in a positive way now and feel in good form."