Arnautovic agent: West Ham should accept lucky China offer

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After failing to break into Manuel Pellegrini's plans since his arrival over the summer, Perez is being heavily linked with a move back to Spain.

But a Hammers spokesperson said: "Marko has a contract and we fully expect him to honour it. He is not for sale".

West Ham United fans are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Marko Arnautovic could be on his way out of the London Stadium after a £35m bid was made from the Austrian striker from an unnamed club in China. Manchester United have also held a long-term interest.

"West Ham bought Marko for peanuts", read a statement released to talkSPORT. They paid £20 million for him, which is nothing in the current market.

It was believed that West Ham were ready to offer the Catalans giants £20 million for the services of the Spain global, but a source inside the London Stadium poured scorn on that notion. We know that we have a very good player in Marko, a lot of clubs may want him to play for them. He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. "It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China", added Danijel Arnautovic.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini had earlier stated his wish and belief Arnautovic will stay for the rest of the season. That is Marko. He will never change. Marko in this moment is a player of our team, players of his quality and other players like Declan Rice, Felipe Anderson, other clubs will want them but that is one thing.

"Those are all rumours", said Pellegrini.

Will be hard to replace but i trust Pellegrini to do it. [tomster36]This whole thing about Arnautovic is annoying!

Indeed, Chelsea have considered the merits of signing Arnautovic this window but are understood to be reluctant to bid owing to the figures that would be required.

The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. I don't think they will go. At the moment it's all so slow and predictable and the whole game is being played in a 30-yard space.

The Hammers have had a long-term problem with their search for a striker and the latest target may be the man to put an end to it.

"As for Alvaro Morata, I honestly don't know what he does".

"He is a proven goalscorer and he gives you something different".