Stoke, Updated: July 27, 2016 9:25 AM
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Stoke have been handed a major boost with the news Marko Arnautovic is ready to pen a new long-term deal with the club.
The Austria international has just one year remaining on his current deal and there were fears he could be heading for the exit door after Stoke officials struggled to agree fresh terms.
Rumours of a potential move to Everton emerged on Tuesday after it was suggested the Toffees were ready to activate a £12.5million release clause in his contract.
However such talk appeared to be way off the mark and it has since been revealed the forward is close to signing a new deal that will keep him at the Bet365 Stadium until 2021.
Stoke have yet to confirm the deal but an announcement is due in the coming days as the Potters look to put all the rumours to bed once and for all.