Everton will sign Marko Arnautovic’s according to Sky Sports Austria.
Arnautovic has one year left to run on his deal at Stoke City who have been trying to convince the 27-year-old – their top scorer last season with 12 goals – to sign a new deal for several months but he is yet to commit.
Sky Sports Austria reckon Everton have activated a minimum fee release clause and will sign the Austria international forward on a four-year-contract.
— Sky Sport Austria (@SkySportAustria) July 25, 2016
Asked about Arnautovic’s situation last week, Mark Hughes said: “We are where we we are with Marko, but we remain very hopeful of being able to keep him here.
“Marko knows what he has here and knows the environment that he is in, he is well liked in the dressing room and in the stands too.
“Those sort of things are important to Marko and he understands that.
“He isn’t going to rush into any decision – clearly he has had an offer on the table from ourselves for a period of time now but his advisors want to take a look at the options for him.”
Not believing these Arnautovic rumours until I see him holding up an Everton shirt!
— Adam T (@TurpoEFC) July 25, 2016
Take arnautovic all day for 12 million got 12 goals and 6 assist in the league last year
— Joshua (@joshuanorman97) July 25, 2016
Arnautovic would be some fantastic competition for Mirallas on the left wing, would be around £12m as well pretty cheap
— Matthew (@EFCMatthew) July 25, 2016
Arnautovic is talented, knows the Premier League, is at a good age and can play on the left wing. Could be a clever signing if it comes off.
— Joe Strange (@joe_strange) July 25, 2016