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Arnautovic set for West Ham stay after China move collapses

West Ham United Striker Marko Arnautovic looks set to stay at West Ham after a move to China has reportedly collapsed.

The 29-year-old was pushing for a move to Chinese Super League side, Guangzhou Evergrande this month, with a bumper £280,000 a week contract reported to be in the offing.

Arnautovic’s brother and agent, Danijel, had said the player was keen on the move, but it now look as though the Chinese club has had second thoughts and the deal has gone cold.

The Daily Mail has reported that it is, as yet, unknown, whether a deal could be resurrected before the Chinese transfer window closes on February 28.

It is also now unclear how the Austrian international will be reintegrated into the side, having been left out of the match-day squad in West Ham’s 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth yesterday afternoon.

Andy Carroll was preferred to lead the line at the Vitality Stadium, but reports indicated that Hammer’s boss Manuel Pellegrini is still keen on utilizing the former Stoke City striker for the remainder of the Premier League campaign.

Arnautovic has been in excellent form this season, scoring seven times in the league for West Ham who currently sit in 10th place after 23 games.

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