Arnie £35 million Chinese bid – Hammers respond!

West Ham are tonight understood to have received a £35 million bid for Marko Arnautovic today (Wed).

The club have yet to confirm that the offer has been made but have already made it clear to Claret and Hugh that the club’s talismatic striker will not be leaving the club in this window anyway.

And they have added that £35 million is way below any figure they would accept for one of the world’s top strikers.

The news was tweeted by TalkSport’s Head of Sport Lee Clayton who said: ‘West Ham have received a bid in excess of £35 million for Marko Arnautovic. The bid is from a Chinese club. They want to reject it. The wages will be amazing. Hard to keep him. More to follow on @talkSPORTDrive.

Whilst the wage may be amazing it’s fair to believe that Arnie will get very first hand information on the state of the Chinese game from Manuel Pellegrini who left the country to manage the Irons.

And it would be surprising in some respects were he to want to swap the Premier League for the Chinese at the age of 29 whilst at the peak of his Premier League and international career.

The Hammers scoffed at the £35 million figure whilst talking to CandH by email with our best source telling us: “We won’t sell him in this window.

A bid like that would be laughed at. We paid more for Anderson, who was a gamble  which thankfully has paid off.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “Arnie £35 million Chinese bid – Hammers respond!

  1. I would like to think that Arnie knows China his not for him I would think he is a football man and not just a money man. Surely he knows the PL is far superior to the Chinese league. Why should we let him go in January anyway . If he wants to leave to further his career fair enough but surely he will be loyal until the summer . I see him as a gentleman and don’t think he would force a move halfway through the season and he knows we love him. Just reject all bids until the summer or see if we can keep him happy than. Anyway not at £35 million needs to be nearer £50 mill and still not in January . COYI ⚒

  2. Does we won’t sell him in THIS window, mean they WILL sell him in the next window?

  3. Yes possibly but not for £35m. Sometimes if the right money is down and he wants the personal terms there’s not much that can be done. But note the word ‘possibly’

    • If he goes in the summer Hugh, so be it. But personally I would prefer it if he went to play for one of the European big boys if not to China. I wouldn’t want him playing against us for a rival Premier League team. We would need to get as much money for him as we possibly could because the market has risen and a world class replacement is not going to be cheap.

  4. To me this story is utter nonsense and I believe is a manipulation by his brother,who tried to get him transferred last year to Manchester United.Not a word of truth in this.

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