Marko Arnautovic has not ‘heard anything’ about Manchester United’s interest

West Ham United winger Marko Arnautovic has stressed that he is content with the Hammers and he is not thinking about a potential move away from the club. The Austria international made a slow start to his Hammers career last term but he certainly picked up pace during the second half of the season to end with 11 goals and six assists in the Premier League.

United boss Jose Mourinho was recently deemed to be watching him during Austria’s 1-0 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia last month but Arnautovic has no clue over any transfer interest, he told Sky Austria: “I am happy with my job. Whatever happens will happen. I’ve never heard anything. Even three weeks ago I haven’t heard anything. That’s why I cannot say anything about it. The only thing that bothers me is that I am in good health and that I am able to play football.  “I have a contract at West Ham – that’s all we have to talk about.”

Arnautovic has become one of West Ham’s key performers over the past six months and this has resulted in the club’s hierarchy placing a £50m price tag on his head for the summer. In this case, United are likely to back off from lodging a transfer approach for the attacker with the club having other priorities during the summer transfer window.

Besides pursuing a right-sided winger, United are also keen on signing another midfielder with Fellaini on the move. Meanwhile, the Portuguese tactician is also keen on a new left-back to support Ashley Young, who is approaching the final years of his professional career. Mourinho has already assured that Young would be guaranteed at least 30 games in the next campaign but the 55-year-old is nevertheless eyeing a long-term replacement with Luke Shaw failing to impress.