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West Ham reportedly keen on signing 28-year-old attacker despite having opening bid rejected

According to reports, West Ham are interested in luring Stoke City star Marko Arnautovic.

The Hammers are believed to have already had a bid of around £15 million rejected by Stoke for the Austria international though nothing has been revealed about a future bid.

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is looking to bolster his squad after they endured a disappointing campaign last season, finishing in 11th position on the League standings and is a keen admirer of the 28-year-old Arnautovic.

Since arriving at Stoke from German club Werder Bremen in 2013, Arnautovic has displayed some impressive form and gone on to score 26 goals and claim 32 assists from 145 appearances for the club.

The Hammers are in need of new forwards especially considering that Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll had their seasons hampered by injuries and this may influence the club into focusing on securing the signature of Arnautovic.