West Ham ahead Marko Arnautovic “is rarely any longer for sale” – no subject the player’s agent and brother announcing he needs to transfer to a Chinese club.
The Hammers win obtained a £35m yelp for the Austrian from an unnamed aspect in China.
The 29-year-venerable has scored seven Premier League targets this season.
His agent and brother, Danijel Arnautovic, suggested Talksport on Thursday it is far his client’s “gigantic desire that West Ham accept the provide from China”.
A West Ham spokesperson acknowledged: “Marko has a contract and we entirely seek data from him to honour it. He is rarely any longer for sale.”
Arnautovic moved to London Stadium for a club-file £20m price from Stoke in July 2017 and his contract runs until 2022.
A club, believed to be Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG, is known to win yelp £35m for Arnautovic with wages understood to be £200,000 a week over a Four-year contract.
Danijel Arnautovic added: “West Ham bought Marko for peanuts. They paid £20m for him, which is nothing in the most up-to-date market.
“They bought him to shield them in the Premier League final season and he did that. He took every award at the club; easiest player, signing of the season and the gamers’ award.
“Now West Ham win an unbelievable provide. It’s shut to double what they paid for him.
“He needs to head to a original market and sing for titles.”
At a data convention on Thursday, West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted it would possibly perchance perchance perchance well be refined to shield the ahead in the prolonged budge.
“Those are all rumours,” acknowledged the Chilean. “We know we win got a truly correct player in Marko, barely just a few clubs also can desire him to play for them. For the time being we save no longer win any data about him.
“I invent no longer are looking out to chat about things that can perchance well also happen. Marko on this moment is a player of our group, gamers of his high quality and other gamers fancy Declan Rice, Felipe Anderson, other clubs will desire them however that’s one thing. I invent no longer mediate they are able to toddle.
“I are looking out to shield him, of course, however you never know what also can happen in the prolonged budge.”
West Ham, tenth in the Premier League, host fifth-placed Arsenal on Saturday (12:30 GMT) and Pellegrini expects Arnautovic to play.
“Marko and your entire other gamers fascinated by rumours win their heads right here,” added Pellegrini.
“They’re looking out to proceed taking half in the manner they’ve been to this level and I’m definite he’ll win his head in the sport against Arsenal.”