West Ham receive £35m bid for Marko Arnautovic from mystery Chinese club

West Ham receive £35m bid for Marko Arnautovic from mystery Chinese club

January 10, 2019 0 By Today news

WEST HAM have received a huge bid for Marko Arnautovic from an unknown Chinese Super League side.

The Hammers forward has just returned from a hamstring injury and was the subject of a £35million offer from an anonymous outfit in the Far East.

Marko Arnautovic is the subject of a bid from an unknown Chinese club
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Marko Arnautovic scores for West Ham against Birmingham in the FA Cup on Saturday
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However, the Premier League side are braced for the mystery club to come back with a second bid for the 29-year-old forward, who could be tempted with a lucrative offer to quit east London.

The Austrian was linked with a big-money move to Manchester United in the summer but eventually stayed in London.

Arnautovic moved to West Ham from Stoke in 2017 for £20m on a five-year contract.

The Hammers struggled early on under Slaven Bilic but the forward played a prominent role in the climb up the table under David Moyes, scoring 11 goals.

Marko Arnautovic is replaced by Andy Carroll
Marko Arnautovic confronts Manuel Pellegrini about taking him off

Arnautovic lasted just 20 minutes of the 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham on Saturday.

Boss Manuel Pellegrini took the decision to replace the striker, who opened the scoring against the Championship side after struggling with a back problem.

Arnautovic has hit seven league goals in 15 appearances this season — just one behind top scorer Felipe Anderson.

Pellegrini will be sweating on his fitness ahead of Saturday’s game at home to Arsenal.