West Ham target Callum Wilson could be long-term solution

Ross Houston
January 11, 2019

"West Ham bought Marko for peanuts", the statement read.

Shelvey has only made 12 appearances for Newcastle this season and this week went to Barcelona for treatment for a thigh problem.

An unnamed Chinese Super League club, believed to be the champions Shanghai SIPG, are understood to have offered £35 million for the 29-year-old, who is West Ham's joint-top scorer this season with eight goals.

The other huge sticking point, however, is that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez would not sanction the sale of a midfielder, whose value would be in the region of £20million, unless he was able to bring in a suitable replacement.

West Ham responded to Arnautovic and his brother by insisting that he is not for sale and said that they expect him to honour his contract which will keep him with the east London club until 2022.

However, Arnautovic appears determined to engineer an exit, on the evidence of a statement from the player's brother and agent Danijel, given to talkSPORT.

If Arnautovic does move to China, West Ham will make a move for Bournemouth forward Wilson.

The north London side are now fifth in the Premier League table after having beaten Blackpool 3-0 in the FA Cup third round last weekend. It is close to double what they paid for him."He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles".

It is understood West Ham will not consider selling him this month because of the difficulties they may face in replacing him.

"I don't want to talk about things that might happen". Marko in this moment is a player of our team.

"If it was £50m between Wilson or Arnautovic I would go with Marko", he told The Debate on Sky Sports.

Until he is no longer a West Ham player, he will give everything to the club.

While some Hammers seem adamant that Arnautovic won't leave during the January transfer window, a plethora of fans have fired into the Austrian amidst the transfers rumours, and here's a flavour of what some of the fans have said about these recent goings-on and many have likened this situation to that of the Dimitri Payet saga.

"They want to continue playing the way they have been so far and I am sure he will have his head in the game against Arsenal".

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