Marko Arnautovic: Stoke reject bid from West Ham for Austria forward

Marko Arnautovic
Marko Arnautovic has made 145 appearances for Stoke

Stoke have rejected a bid from West Ham for forward Marko Arnautovic.

The Press Association reports the offer was worth £20m, with the 28-year-old handing in a transfer request earlier this week.

Arnautovic, who joined Stoke from Werder Bremen in 2013, is 12 months into a four-year contract.

The Austria forward scored seven times in 35 games last season and is with the Stoke squad in Switzerland for a pre-season training camp.

Meanwhile, French striker Anthony Modeste, who was reportedly the subject of a club-record bid by West Ham last month, has left Cologne for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.

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