An unnamed Chinese language staff has reportedly submitted a £35million for Arnautovic, with West Ham believed to have rejected the provide.
Arnautovic has shone for West Ham since becoming a member of from Stoke in the summertime of 2017, serving to the Hammers keep within the Premier League final season.
However now he’s achieved that, brother Danijel – who additionally acts as his agent – believes the ahead ought to go away the membership.
A transfer to China is a risk whereas it may open the door for Chelsea, who’re chasing a striker to exchange Alvaro Morata, a risk nearer to house. Manchester United have additionally held a long-term curiosity.
“West Ham purchased Marko for peanuts. They paid £20m for him, which is nothing within the present market,” learn Danijel’s assertion, which he gave to talkSPORT.
“They purchased him to maintain them within the Premier League final season and he did that. He took each award on the membership; greatest participant, signing of the season and the gamers’ award.
“Now West Ham have a improbable provide. It’s near double what they paid for him.
“He needs to go to a brand new market and problem for titles. That is what he needs.
West Ham ace Marko Arnautovic has been the topic of a reported bid from China
Marko Arnautovic suffered an harm scare as West Ham received within the FA Cup final weekend
“It’s his nice need that West Ham settle for the provide from China.
“He is aware of the West Ham followers love him and he has a particular reference to them, however issues transfer on, that is the world of sport, and he hopes they’ll perceive.
“Marko is skilled and is making ready himself for the Arsenal sport. He’ll give 100 per cent for West Ham. That’s Marko. He won’t ever change.
“Till he’s now not a West Ham participant, he’ll give every thing to the membership. He hopes the followers can respect his needs.”
Marko Arnautovic joined West Ham from Stoke in the summertime of 2017
The assertion will come as a hammer-blow to West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, who has mentioned he’s decided to maintain Arnautovic.
Pellegrini mentioned: “We all know that we’ve got in Marko an excellent participant so possibly a whole lot of golf equipment might want him to play for his or her staff, however he is a participant of West Ham and for the time being we haven’t any information about him.
“Marko and the opposite gamers concerned within the rumours have their heads right here, they wish to proceed the best way they’re taking part in.
“I am certain issues like which are parallel to efficiency and he’ll have his head within the sport towards Arsenal (Saturday 12.30pm).”
Pundit Paul Merson lately instructed Chelsea to make a transfer for Arnautovic, regardless of robust rumours linking them with a transfer for Bournemouth star Callum Wilson.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is decided to maintain Marko Arnautovic
“Callum Wilson will not cease Chelsea taking part in boring soccer – they want Marko Arnautovic,” Merson instructed the Each day Star.
“I am not shocked Maurizio Sarri has demanded a striker this week as a result of they want one badly they usually may in all probability get Wilson from Bournemouth for £30m.
“He is a keen runner and he would assist them stretch the sport. In the intervening time it is all so sluggish and predictable and the entire sport is being performed in a 30-yard area.
“There is no such thing as a motion in any respect and everybody simply stays in their very own place, so it is easy for groups to cease and it may price Chelsea a top-four end.
“Wilson would assist as a result of he makes good runs and he is scoring targets proper now. Olivier Giroud is only a goal man and he is injured anyway.
Chelsea have been linked with a transfer for Callum Wilson however ought to they go for Marko Arnautovic?
Marko Arnautovic scored as West Ham beat Birmingham within the FA Cup on the weekend
“As for Alvaro Morata, I actually do not know what he does. I do not know what the Spaniard provides you – and Eden Hazard is simply not a striker.
“However as a lot as Wilson would assist, I do not suppose he is the reply. He is a very good stop-gap however he isn’t going to ensure you prime 4.
“West Ham’s star man Arnautovic would possibly, although.
“He’s a confirmed goalscorer and he provides you one thing completely different. He could make issues occur and do one thing particular.
“His agent has been making noises about him leaving as nicely and Chelsea may in all probability get him for £40m due to his age.”