West Ham legend McAvennie: Just sell Arnautovic

West Ham legend McAvennie: Just sell Arnautovic

Marko Arnautovic is edging closer to the West Ham exit door as his protracted move to China pulls closer.

And, adding to this information, BBC Sport's Simon Stone revealed that the Chinese club in question would be Shanghai SIPG, and that the fee the Irons were so disappointed in was £22.4m.

West Ham's 2017/18 Player of the Year signed an improved contract in January following the failed move to China that saw his wages rise to GBP120,000 per week.

Six months ago, West Ham reportedly rejected a bid in the region of £30m for Arnautovic.

His brother, Danijel, has now agitated the West Ham hierarchy by suggesting the club are treating Arnautovic like a "number".

Arnautovic informed West Ham this week that he wanted to be allowed to move to China and, although the club initially told him to honour the contract extension he signed in January, they have since come to the conclusion that keeping him would have a negative effect on squad morale.

"He's not a cow or a horse which you bring to market".

As per the aforementioned update spreading across the English media this afternoon, though, the experienced global is, less than half a year after committing his future to West Ham, once again eyeing an exit.

Valencia have not thrown in the towel in the race to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez despite West Ham making considerable progress in negotiations for the striker. He's a highly talented footballer who is simply being used by West Ham.

Rondon scored 12 times for Benitez at Newcastle United last season during a successful loan spell from West Brom - and now the Spaniard is seeking to take him to new club Dalian Yifang.

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