'Not for sale' - No go for Marko say Hammers

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It is understood that Manuel Pellegrini's side don't want to lose talisman Arnautovic amid £36million interest from the Chinese Super League, but he does turn 30 this year.

Manuel Pellegrini, the West Ham manager, outlined his determination to keep the Austria forward at the London Stadium but Arnautovic's brother Danijel, who acts as his representative, issued a statement saying that the player wants to leave.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their strong recent form with a win away at West Ham United this weekend. They paid £20 million for him, which is nothing in the current market.

However, they now have no room on their roster to sign foreign players, suggesting they may not be the club in question.

West Ham should be keeping Arnautovic in an ideal world given he's a major presence in attack, but teammates Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez or Andy Carroll are not putting serious pressure on him for a starting position.

Selling him would leave them short of time to find a replacement before the end of the January transfer window. This is what he wants.

'It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China'.

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'Marko is professional and is preparing himself for the Arsenal game. 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. He hopes the fans can respect his wishes.

"It took him a while to realise how good he was and he grew up a little bit as well. At the moment we have no news about him", Pellegrini told reporters on Thursday.

"His brother is going with him and apparently he's also his travel agent, so I know he's in safe hands". I don't think they will go.

The Arnautovic camp clearly have their sights set on an exit.

According to The Telegraph, the club had plans to bring the Austrian in this month.

The speed machine has made 23 appearances across all competitions this campaign for Bournemouth, scoring 10 goals and supplying six assists in return.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere will step up his fight for full fitness next week.

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