Only yesterday, Marko Arnautovic was priced at 7/1 to leave the Hammers at some point during the transfer window, however the bookmakers have now slashed his odds to just 9/4 following speculation that he is due to sign with a Chinese club. Reports have suggested that he is on the verge of moving to a club in China in a £35million bid with around £220k wages per week on the table and as such the bookmakers have responded by cutting the odds on Arnautovic moving to China before the end of this month from 16/1 to just 3/1.
Nevertheless the Austrian is odds-on at 1/3 to remain with West Ham past the end of the transfer window thus completing a second season with the east London club, however a move to another Premier League club isn’t out of the question with the bookies going 8/1 that he moves across the capital to Chelsea while Manchester United are 14/1 to secure his signature in January, Everton a 20/1 poke with Serie A side AS Roma out at 25/1.
Indeed there remains a distinct possibility that Moussa Dembele’s possible transfer to a Chinese club may be the start of a flood of players lured by the big bucks in the Superleague, Marko Arnautovic certain to be a massive scoop for any club in the Far East given that the player is still very much in his prime.
West Ham will doubtless be desperate to retain his services, however the odds are certainly shifting firmly in favour of the Austrian moving elsewhere.
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