West Ham eye move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi By Ryan Darby

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That is according to his agent and brother, Danijel.

Reports have stated the offer - which, it is understood, would mean Arnautovic earns approximately £40m over his four-year contract, a vast upgrade on his current wage of £90,000 a week - is from reigning champions Shanghai SIPG, although their permitted allocation of three overseas players is filled by former Chelsea midfielder Oscar and his fellow Brazilians Hulk and Elkeson.

Arnautovic was the subject of a reported £35 million ($44 million) offer from an unnamed Chinese club this week.

Nasri is set to make his first start for West Ham against former club Arsenal on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

West Ham do not want to lose Arnautovic in January as he is their most important forward and key to Manuel Pellegrini's plans.

"I think they can expect a lot from him because he is a top player, the way he continues having some minutes, and is used to playing 90 minutes, he will be a top player in this club", added Pellegrini.

The 29-year-old, has scored seven Premier League goals this season. It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China.

The statement, issued to the radio station Talksport, went on: "He knows the West Ham fans love him and he has a special connection with them, but things move on, this is the world of sport, and he hopes they can understand".

West Ham have had some miserable failures in attack for the club over the last decade, with the likes of Mido, Benni McCarthy, Marouane Chamakh and Simone Zaza all struggling upon arrival. "At the moment we have no news about him", Pellegrini told reporters on Thursday.

"I don't want to talk about things that might happen".

"Marko and all the other players involved in rumours have their heads here", he said.

That might well be the players wish, and knowing the big money that sides in China pay it really isn't too much of a surprise that his agent might want him to go too, but the club are going to dig their heels in.

Marko is professional and is preparing himself for the Arsenal game. I don't know what the Spaniard gives you - and Eden Hazard is just not a striker. Marko in this moment is a player of our team.

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