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West Ham transfer news: Marko Arnautovic torn to pieces by Harry Redknapp over China saga

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Earlier this week, it emerged that an unnamed Chinese club had approached the Hammers about signing the former Stoke City winger.

The offer is understood to have been in the region of £35million but was firmly rejected by the West Ham board.

Arnautovic is keen to leave the London Stadium this month, though, and that desire was revealed by his brother Danijel - who acts as his agent - on Thursday afternoon.

“He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles,” he said in a statement to talkSPORT read. “This is what he wants.

“It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China.”

Redknapp doesn’t believe Arnautovic plans on furthering his career by moving to China and reckons his desire to play there is purely motivated by greed.

“They come and they go,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “A mate of mine had a horse and named it ‘We’ve Got Payet’.

“And I told him in six months he’ll have to rename that horse ‘We Had Payet’. That’s how it works.

“Forget loyalty. The days of people staying at clubs forever is long gone.

“I don’t know the boy, but he never looks that happy. He’s a real good player, he’s got great talent, but it’s a shame for West Ham fans. It’s sad really but that’s the way it’s gone.

“It’s not like it was when it was all lads who came from within an area, played for West Ham, that was their club and they were all happy to be there.

“Now, there are probably four or five of them who would love the chance to jump ship and move to China or anywhere else they can make a few quid. In their mind and the agent’s mind, they’re just thinking of the next move where they can make a few quid.”

Shortly after Arnautovic’s brother confirmed his intention to leave east London, West Ham announced that they expect the 29-year-old to honour the remainder of his contract.

Former Hammer Alvin Martin is hopeful the Austria international does just that, telling talkSPORT: “I hope he’ll see the light.

“Looking back on my career, one of the biggest things I’ve taken into my 50s and 60s is that I played for the right club.  was connected with that club and I’m still connected with that club and its fan base. There’s a value in that.”

West Ham return to action on Saturday afternoon, welcoming Champions League-chasing Arsenal to the London Stadium.

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