Third Marko Arnautovic bid expected from West Ham

Marko Arnautovic wheels away in celebration after scoring Stoke City's first goal of the game
Image: Marko Arnautovic has scored 26 goals in over 100 appearances for Stoke

West Ham will make a third bid for Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic when the time is right, according to Sky sources.

The east London club have already failed with two offers for the 28-year-old, the first at £15m and a second of £20m.

Sky sources reported earlier this month that forward Arnautovic had become frustrated at the situation and handed in a transfer request.

Sky Sports News HQ has been told that the Austria international wants the move to West Ham to join up with Slaven Bilic, but Stoke do not want to sell him.

Regardless, he is currently on a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury suffered in a pre-season friendly.

Arnautovic was forced off shortly before half-time in the victory over Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax, after falling awkwardly in the penalty area when attempting to complete a cross.

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Arnautovic joined Stoke in a £2m from Werder Bremen in 2013 and has scored 26 goals in over 100 appearances for the Potters.

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