West Ham United are increasingly likely to be without Marko Arnautovic for their clash against Bournemouth on Saturday, according to the Guardian.

Arnautovic wants to quit West Ham and head to China, where he has interest from Shanghai SIPG and a lucrative contract awaits his signature.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that the Austrian attacker will not refuse to play for West Ham, but it is now increasingly likely he will not be selected for the matchday squad against Bournemouth.

There are claimed to be concerns that Arnautovic is not in the right frame of mind to play against the Cherries.

West Ham head to Dean Court hoping to continue a good run of form which has seen recent wins against Birmingham City and Arsenal.

Arnautovic started in the win over Arsenal, but was brought off in the 71st minute to be replaced by Andy Carroll.

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Losing the attacker would be a big blow for a West Ham side looking to push up the Premier League table in the second half of the campaign.

And West Ham would be expected to want to get a replacement into the building if Arnautovic does go to China.