Chelsea are considering a shock move for West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic as they look to land a new striker before the transfer window closes, sources close to the London club have told ESPN FC.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to bring in a "target man" style forward this month and the Austria international is the latest player to emerge on Chelsea's radar.

Arnautovic, 28, who joined West Ham last summer from Stoke for around £25 million, has scored six goals and created three assists in his last eight Premier League games since being switched to a more central attacking role by David Moyes.