According to Sky Sports, West Ham United have reportedly failed with a £15m bid to sign Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic, who handed in a transfer request on Monday.
The Irons are desperate to add to their attacking options this summer and are keen on the 28-year-old Austria international, who is currently on a pre-season tour with the Potters in Switzerland.
The attacker was taken off with a suspected knee injury during their match against Neuchatel Xamax on Monday night according to Sky Sports though, which may have put a deal in doubt depending on how serious the issue is.
However, if he is fine then the Hammers know they must increase their offer for the unhappy player if they are to bring him to the capital.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while some would certainly be keen on bringing Arnautovic to the London Stadium, others are not so keen on the Austrian attacker.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Shaunie Shaun (@LMM2106) July 10, 2017
— Marcus💯 (@Marcusgray04) July 10, 2017
Don't see how this adds any value long term simply keeps us mid table
— Compo ⚒ (@fog464) July 10, 2017
— Rudders (@Rudders3082) July 10, 2017
Would love this
— Jacob Bjornson (@Jacob_B_2001) July 10, 2017
this lad would be a really good signing
— boleyn badges (@boleynbadges) July 10, 2017
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