Bournemouth are hopeful of extending Jack Wilshere's stay at the club beyond this season, according to chairman Jeff Mostyn.
Wilshere, 24, completed a shock deadline day move from Arsenal to the Cherries. With the midfielder failing to start a single game during the 2015-16 season, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was unable to guarantee him consistent first-team football opportunities, with Eddie Howe convincing the player to join his side despite interest from AC Milan, Roma and Crystal Palace.
But should the opportunity to sign the England international permanently become a possibility, Bournemouth will be at the front of the queue.
"I think anything is possible," Mostyn was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. "The best we can do is integrate Jack into the team and help him fulfil what he wants. Whether or not we will go beyond a season, I think everything is possible.
"You have to be realistic and Jack may well consider his home to be back at Arsenal. If that was the case then we couldn't disagree with his decision – and the decision will be his.
"But if there is a possibility and Eddie Howe decides that he is somebody he wants to keep, it will be up to him. He will have to persuade [Bournemouth owner] Maxim Demin to unload a huge treasure chest in order to keep him. That would be the $64m question, it may even be the £64m transfer fee."
Wilshere is yet to complete 90 minutes for Bournemouth, with Howe managing his game time carefully. However he has gradually managed more game time as the weeks have progressed, coming off after 76 minutes in the 1-0 win over Everton.