Marko Arnautovic Wants To Leave West Ham For China

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"It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China", added Danijel Arnautovic.

West Ham reportedly have Bournemouth's Callum Wilson on their radar and he could become a priority if they lose Marko Arnautovic.

The 29-year-old, has scored seven Premier League goals this season. "He took every award at the club; best player, signing of the season and the players" award.

Meanwhile, West Ham United now find themselves in 10th place in the Premier League table under Manuel Pellegrini. This is what he wants.

The statement, issued to the radio station Talksport, went on: "He knows the West Ham fans love him and he has a special connection with them, but things move on, this is the world of sport, and he hopes they can understand". He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles.

A bid worth £36million from an unnamed Chinese Super League club has been turned down with manager Manuel Pellegrini determined to keep hold of his star asset.

West Ham United instantly released a statement stating that Arnautovic is not up for sale, but some Hammers fans are not happy with Arnautovic's willingness to leave the club he joined for in 2017 for £20m from Stoke City, and some fans are happy to let the Austrian leave providing they can get a decent fee for him.

It is understood West Ham will not consider selling him this month because of the difficulties they may face in replacing him.

The 29-year-old has been a revelation at the London Stadium since he arrived at the club before the start of last season, becoming a talismanic figure in east London after then manager David Moyes made a decision to utilise Arnautovic as a lone striker. "At the moment we have no news about him", Pellegrini told reporters on Thursday.

"Those are all rumours", said the Chilean.

"I don't want to talk about things that might happen". I don't think they will go. "We know that we have a very good player in Marko, a lot of clubs may want him to play for them".

'I am sure his head will be in the game against Arsenal and it will not affect his performance'.

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