Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Marko Arnautovic: West Ham forward close to Shanghai SIPG move

Marko Arnautovic: West Ham forward close to Shanghai SIPG move

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"West Ham United can confirm that Marko Arnautovic has joined Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG for an undisclosed fee", read a statement on West Ham's website that totalled only 43 words.

Earlier on Tuesday, we covered an article from SuperDeporte claiming Valencia were looking at alternative targets, giving a boost to West Ham fans as this clearly suggested the La Liga side weren't all that confident about landing the Uruguayan.

Longstaff signed a new contract with Newcastle in December that will run until the end of the 2021-22 season.

In the event of a move to Newcastle not materialising, it seemed that one of Wolves or West Ham would look to pounce, with Everton also credited with interest.

However, recent developments have seen this deal, which at one point looked nearly certain to happen for £45 million, come crashing down - this reportedly has to do with an inability for the 2 clubs to agree a payment structure.

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Bruce, who was linked with Newcastle in 2015, was appointed by the Owls in February four months after parting company with Aston Villa and guided the club to a 12th-place finish in the Sky Bet Championship. He's just a number to them.

The biggest winners however will be Gómez's former club Defensor Sporting who will receive a 20% cut of the fee - thanks to West Ham they stand to gain a 10 million euro windfall.

"It all depends on Marko's attitude", Sheringham told talkSPORT. Is he seeing himself going to China?

West Ham's initial reaction was to tell the Austria global, who signed a new deal five months ago, to honour his contract.

"Is he going keep constantly having his head turned?" Awful deal for us, but manager, staff and players want him out'.

Lee Charnley has less than a week to get a new manager through the door before the Magpies jet off to China to take part in the Premier League Asia trophy.

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