West Ham near deal to sign Marko Arnautovic from Stoke
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 18/07/17 7:13pm
West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to sign Marko Arnautovic from Stoke, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News understands the deal to take the Austria winger to London Stadium is likely to be completed this week.
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.
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West Ham have so far failed with two bids for Arnautovic, the first at £15m and the second at £20m, but were expected to return with a third offer.
Arnautovic has not featured for Stoke since suffering a suspected knee injury in their 1-0 pre-season victory over Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax last week.
He joined Stoke from Werder Bremen for £2m in 2013 and scored 26 goals in over 100 appearances for the club.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart has passed his medical ahead of his loan move from Manchester City to West Ham, while the Hammers are hoping to complete a deal to sign forward Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen.