The brother and agent of West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has spoken out about claims that the forward wants to leave for a club in Italy.
Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Inter Milan are looking to sign the Austrian international this summer.
However, when asked about the rumours, Danijel Arnautovic said that he has had no contact with Inter or any other team:
“Marko Arnautovic still has a contract in West Ham. He signed the contract with a very good feeling. Be sure, that nobody, nobody called me since a long time ago to say ‘we like Marko, can you please come over.'”
“Yes, there was the offer from China, yes there were talks but from Inter, there was no talks.”
In addition to Inter, Roma and Fiorentina are also said to be monitoring the 30-year-old’s situation.
The Hammers’ active pursuit of Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez does suggest that Arnautovic is no longer a key first team player for the club.
The Uruguayan striker would likely take the West Ham star’s place in the starting eleven, and with the London club needing to balance the books, the Austrian could well be shown the door following Gomez’s arrival.
Currently, though, the Irons have not made progress in negotiations for Gomez so Arnautovic’s future remains in flux.