Cape Town - West Ham United have rejected a £35m bid from an unnamed Chinese
club for forward Marko Arnautovic, according to Sky Sports.
The Hammers acquired the Austria international for £20m from
Stoke in 2017 and have him under contract until 2022.
But despite the hefty bid for the 29-year-old, West Ham are
not interested in getting rid of him at that price, saying that "£35m
would be nowhere near enough for such a key player".
Arnautovic has scored eight goals in 17 appearances this term
and is already nearing the 11 goals he scored during the whole of last season.
The Austrian appeared visibly unhappy after being
substituted during Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham after scoring a
goal, but West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini says the matter was quickly resolved.
"He [Arnautovic] was angry for just one minute, that is
When asked about the possibility of Arnautovic leaving
during the January transfer window, Pellegrini added: "I am sure Marko
Arnautovic will stay here with us."