Paper Talk: West Ham test Man Utd with Arnautovic price hike

Date published: Friday 8th June 2018 8:27

West Ham have told Manchester United their price for forward Marko Arnautovic, while Tottenham have given up on their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha, according to Friday’s papers.



West Ham have reportedly slapped a £60million valuation on Marko Arnautovic as the forward continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United.

The Austrian attacker emerged as a surprise target for Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho a couple of weeks ago after he ended the season is spectacular form for the Hammers.

The 29-year-old, who was signed from Stoke for £24million last summer, scored 11 goals in 22 games in the second half of the campaign as West Ham eventually pulled away from any relegation trouble.

Given that form, the Hammers are insisting that Arnautovic is not for sale – although the report in the Daily Mirror claims that they are expecting a bid from United.

Mourinho had a brief spell in charge of the forward during their time together in Inter Milan and he was in attendance as Austria beat Russia in a friendly clash ahead of the World Cup last week.

The United boss is said to be a big fan of Arnautovic’s ability to play through the middle or as a wide forward, as he looks to provide strong competition to the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford in United’s attack.


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