Jack Wilshere moves to Bournemouth on loan

Eddie Howe pinched Jack Wilshere from under the nose of Alan Pardew in a dramatic Dragons’ Den-style pitch in London on Tuesday night.

Crystal Palace manager Pardew believed he had secured the Arsenal midfielder on a season-long loan following talks with the player but just minutes later Bournemouth manager Howe clinched a deal for Wilshere to crush Pardew’s hopes.

Wilshere was understood to have been impressed by the Palace boss and was ready to sign but when Howe arrived at the same London offices to make his pitch, his hard sell was enough to convince Wilshere, 24, to reject a move to Palace and move to the south coast.

Bournemouth agreed to pay a £2million loan fee to Arsenal and will also pay his £80,000 wages in full.