Date: 27th July 2016 at 2:04pm
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Austria international forward Marko Arnautovic has signed a new four-year deal with Premier League side Stoke City.

The 27-year-old, who was recently linked with a move to English top-flight rivals Everton earlier this week, has committed his future to the Potters until the summer of 2020.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Arnautovic celebrates scoring against Sunderland back in April, 2016 – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Arnautovic, who has 55 international caps to his name and represented Austria at this summer’s European Championships in France, scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 40 appearances in all competitions for Mark Hughes’ men last season.

The Austrian ace was poised to become a free agent at the end of the forthcoming 2016/17 campaign, with only a year remaining on his pre-existing deal at the Bet365 Stadium.

Arnautovic joined Stoke from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen back in September 2013 following his reported £2m switch and has gone onto net 19 goals in 110 games for the Potters since.

Recent reports; including one from the Daily Mail, suggested Everton were willing to trigger the £12.5m release clause for the winger, although the Toffees were thought to be struggling to negotiate personal terms.

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