Inter Milan are ready to test West Ham’s resolve to keep Marko Arnautovic claims the Sun today.
The report says new Inter boss Antonio Conte sees the 30-year-old as a summer target suggesting that West Ham may now be tempted to take £30m for the hitman, who cost them £21m from Stoke in 2017.
The story says Arnautovic, who signed a new £120,000-a-week three-year deal in January, would relish a return to former club Inter, although the Italians could face competition from Serie A rivals Roma.
Arnautovic spent a season on loan with the Serie A side in the 2009-10 campaign while Jose Mourinho was boss.
Claret and Hugh Opinion
We are highly doubtful of these claims on a number of fronts. Arnautovic is building a new house to his own design in the UK and has made it known he is happy to stay a Hammer next season and fight for his place. Manuel Pellegrini has also publicly said how important Arnie is to the team next season. Finally, with Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez now gone and Javier Hernandez on the verge of a departure, it seems crazy to imagine that the club would sanction an exit for just £30m knowing they must find a number of striker replacements with a limited budget. Sorry, we are not buying this story!