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Marko Arnautovic's Brother & Agent Claims West Ham Striker Wants China Move

Marko Arnautovic's Brother & Agent Claims West Ham Striker Wants China Move

Manuel Pellegrini on Thursday dismissed suggestions the 29-year-old could leave the club this month but having admitted in November the forward would like to test himself in the Champions League, Arnautovic's brother Danijel, who also acts as his agent, released a statement which asks for them to allow him to move to the Chinese Super League.

However, Arnautovic appears determined to engineer an exit, on the evidence of a statement from the player's brother and agent Danijel, given to talkSPORT.

West Ham are exploring the possibility of a move to sign Jonjo Shelvey but are braced to face fierce resistance from Newcastle United. It is close to double what they paid for him.

Wilson may be the answer to the forward search and he's proving this season he can tear it up in the Premier League. "We know we have a very good player in Marko, a lot of clubs may want him to play for them".

Arnautovic is the subject of a £35m bid from an unnamed Chinese team, which West Ham have rejected, Sky Sports News reports. This is what he wants. He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles.

Arnautovic joined the Hammers from Stoke in a £20 million deal in the summer of 2017 and won the club's player of the year award after scoring 11 goals in his debut season.

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West Ham are now operating without creative playmakers Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko due to injury, and although Samir Nasri has come in to help in their absence, the Chilean is looking for further signings, not just to add quality to his ranks, but also depth too.

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

"If it was £50m between Wilson or Arnautovic I would go with Marko", he told The Debate on Sky Sports.

"I want to keep him, of course, but you never know what might happen in the future".

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: "Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 away games against West Ham in all competitions, but if there is to be a victor at the London Stadium I feel it will be the hosts, as I still have my reservations about the Gunners defensive capabilities".