West Ham have insisted that star attacker Marko Arnautovic is not for sale and that they expect the Austrian international to honour his contract at the London stadium.
The 29-year-old was yesterday the subject of a £35 million bid from an unnamed Chinese club, which West Ham immediately rejected.
Arnautovic has become a key player for the Hammers since signing from Stoke City in the summer of 2017. Earlier today West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini today insisted the player is fully focussed on West Ham.
However, not long after that, the players brother and agent Danijel revealed that his brother wants to leave the East London outfit and that it’s Arnautovic’s ‘great desire’ to move to China.
West Ham responded on Twitter by saying they expect the forward to respect his contract that runs until 2022.
In response to the statement from the brother and agent of Marko Arnautovic this afternoon, the Club has issued the following: pic.twitter.com/6A2p3glFhg
— West Ham United (@WestHam) January 10, 2019
With three weeks left of the January transfer window, expect this one to run and run.