Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG are set to table an improved offer for Marko Arnautovic and further test West Ham’s resolve to hold on to him.

The Austrian striker joined West Ham from Stoke in 2017 and scored eleven goals in his first season at the club.

Arnautovic has already netted eight goals for the Hammers this term, but West Ham are in for a fight in order to hold on to the player during the January transfer window.

West Ham have already rejected a £35m bid from Shanghai SIPG, but Arnautovic’s brother has made it clear that the player wants to move to China this month.

And according to the Times, the Chinese Super League side will table an improved offer of £45m and look to tempt West Ham into selling the Austrian in January.

The player has made no secret of his desire to leave the Hammers and did not join in the on-field celebrations following West Ham’s win over Arsenal at the weekend at the London Stadium.

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Arnautovic wants the move and is keen to accept a contract worth £300,000 per week contract from Shanghai SIPG.

The forward has a contract until 2022 with West Ham and the club have so far insisted that they won’t sell him in the winter window.