Marko Arnautovic is the latest name to be linked with a move to West Ham ahead of the new Premier League season.
Slaven Bilic is desperate to strengthen his Hammers squad and reports suggest he will make a move for the talented Stoke City winger.
Arnautovic has impressed ever since joining the Potters in 2013 and a number of clubs have shown interest in him over the past few seasons.
Everton were particularly keen to sign the Austrian last summer but Arnautovic elected to remain with Mark Hughes’ side.
With Sofiane Feghouli expected to depart the Hammers for Galatasaray, the 28-year-old would undoubtedly be a hit for the club’s fans if Bilic brings him in to replace the Algerian.
Here we take a look at what the player has previously said about a potential move away from the bet365 Stadium.
“There is always interest in players – and I am no different. But I want to stay here and be part of this club moving forward.
“I want to stay at Stoke and play for Stoke. Obviously in this profession you never really know what is around the corner.
“But I am concentrating on ending this season in a good frame of mind and making sure we end it in a really good position.
“All I think about is Stoke City and no other clubs.
“We have many talented players in the team now and I am pleased to be part of it.”
“The thing is, Stoke City pulled me out of a situation where I was not playing, where I was not happy, and that was in Germany.
“They have breathed new life into me.
“I’ve been here for three years and always performed well and I have told them to speak to my manager, who is my brother, and not with me (about a contract). I want to focus on the season.
“What happens then, nobody knows. Nobody knows if I will sign a new contract.”
“I cannot say if I will stay there (Stoke) or not.
“First of all I want to play a strong European Championship, stay fit and then we will see where I play next season. I cannot rule anything out but my goal is to stay in England.
“I feel very comfortable there and I’ve performed well. There I would be accepted. In Germany it was a bit different and I had ups and downs.”
“I’m always on the pitch with the goal of giving my best and helping my team. I have only just extended my contract so a transfer is not an issue for the time being. But the usual rumors will probably still exist.
“Of course, if Real or Barca would ask, but the focus and concentration is 100 per cent on Stoke City and my team here.”
“Ronald Koeman tried to persuade me to move to Everton. Romelu Lukaku also phoned me to ask if I would join them, and I found that a great honour.
“But nonetheless I rang Mark Hughes and told him: ‘Get the paperwork ready – I’ll extend my stay with Stoke.’
“They had put a lot of faith in me, and rescued me from Germany. Werder Bremen was a bad place for me, and I had to leave them.
“Stoke took me on, and my career took off with them. I thought to myself – it’s a place where everything suits me, so why not stay put?
“Stoke wanted to make me their best-paid player. Talks took place, and in the end everyone was happy.
“Okay, I don’t know how satisfied Stoke were – but I certainly was!”
However, Austria legend Andreas Herzog has said Arnautovic should be playing at a bigger club
“With all due respect for Stoke, it is not the club in which Arnautovic should continue to play, with his qualities, for a long time.
“With his potential, he belongs to Arsenal or Tottenham, in the Premier League, and he is. Marko is great, tactically top-trained, has a robust body.
“I’ve been comparing Arnautovic with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for years and I’ll stand by that, even though Marko is missing the goals.”