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

Samir Nasri has joined West Ham until the end of the season

Samir Nasri has joined West Ham until the end of the season

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic wants to leave the club this January, having been offered a monster contract by a Chinese Super League club.

The Hammers have received a bid of £35 million from a Chinese side believed to be Shanghai SIPG, but after deciding to reject that offer the subject is definitely now closed, Gold has explained.

Pellegrini underlined his determination to keep Arnautovic before West Ham's meeting with Arsenal on Saturday, with the club later issuing a statement which read: "Marko has a contract and we fully expect him to honour it.

He is not for sale", West Ham said in a statement. This is what he wants.

West Ham have had some miserable failures in attack for the club over the last decade, with the likes of Mido, Benni McCarthy, Marouane Chamakh and Simone Zaza all struggling upon arrival.

Mesut Ozil has recovered from a knee injury but we doubt is Unai Emery will name him in his first XI on Saturday.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini, who worked in China with Hebei China Fortune, said: 'I talk with all of the players, always.

"Players of his quality and other players like Declan Rice, Felipe Anderson, other clubs will want them but that is one thing".

But West Ham could enter the race to bring in Wilson as their replacement for star man Arnautovic. Marko in this moment is a player of our team. "I want to keep him, of course, but you never know what might happen in the future". I don't think he will leave'.

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".

Therefore the club have had to make contingency plans to replace Arnautovic if forced to sell.

Wilson, 26, has a better strike record than Arnautovic and Chelsea are also interested in him. The 27-year-old midfielder signed for West Ham on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer.

Now he is set to resume light training on Monday and could be ready to play again in six weeks.

Latest News