West Ham United will have to break their club transfer record should they wish to sign Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City.
The Potters are reported to have rejected a second offer of £20 million from the Hammers for the player and are said to demanding a fee in the region of £30 million.
As the Austrian international still has three years remaining on his current deal, Mark Hughes’s side are looking to cash in on a transfer.
The 28-year-old Arnautovic is also said to be keen on a move and recently made his intentions known by handing in a transfer request to the club.
The Hammers are looking to bolster their attack after a disappointing past season, during which they finished 11th in the League.
They do have a strong interest in signing Arnautovic and there is a real chance that the player will be part of the Hammers ahead of the start of next season.