Sport West Ham have second bid rejected for Arnautovic

19:26  12 july  2017
19:26  12 july  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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Stoke City have rejected a bid of £15m for Marko Arnautovic from West Ham United, according to Sky Sports. The Austrian attacker handed in a transfer request on Monday, having reportedly grown frustrated with the Potters apparent lack of ambition.

West Ham United see bid rejected for Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic ? © Getty Images. However, he is likely to return with a second bid for Arnautovic , who has contributed 26 goals in 145 appearances for Stoke in all competitions.

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West Ham are desperate to add another couple of forwards to the squad this summer and are in pursuit of Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic.

It was reported that the Hammers had an offer of £15m turned down earlier this summer for the Austrian and it was likely that they would submit a second offer, which they have done.

John Percy of the Telegraph claims that Stoe have rejected a second bid from West Ham for Arnautovic, believed to be just below £20m.

The player himself handed in a transfer request earlier this month to force through a summer transfer but it’s clear that Stoke are reluctant to sell.

If this rejected bid is any indication, the Hammers would likely have to break their £20.5m transfer record set last summer when they brought in Andre Ayew from Swansea.

West Ham agree Arnautovic fee .
West Ham United have agreed a £24m fee with Stoke City for forward Marko Arnautovic, according to Sky sources. The 28-year-old has expressed a desire to join West Ham this summer and last week handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move.Sky Sources understand the Austrian international said goodbye to his Stoke teammates and staff at the club's training ground on Tuesday afternoon, although there is still some work to do to complete the deal.West Ham had failed with two bids for Arnautovic, the first at £15m and the second at £20m, but were expected to return with a third offer.

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