West Ham United are facing an uncomfortable next couple of weeks in the transfer market.
It was reported last week that talisman striker Marko Arnautovic is the subject of interest from a Chinese Super League club, with that club having lodged a £35 million bid (The Mirror).
The Irons have rejected that offer, but are braced to lose the Austrian this month.
The forward appeared to wave goodbye to the London Stadium crowd when substituted off against Arsenal on Saturday.
He then headed straight down the tunnel at full time, declining the chance to celebrate the big 1-0 win with his teammates.
Hernandez to finally come good?
There’s a good chance that West Ham will seek to sign a replacement for Arnautovic if he does indeed leave for the Far East.
The Mirror claim the Hammers are eyeing up Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, but that would be one difficult deal to pull off.
West Ham may already have a replacement for Arnautovic in the form of Javier Hernandez.
The Mexico international joined the club in the same window as the ex-Stoke City hitman (summer 2017), but has fared nowhere near as well.
Slaven Bilic, David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini have all opted to utilise Arnautovic as a lone striker, with Chicharito having to make do with a place on the bench more often than not.
If Arnautovic left, then there’s a chance Hernandez could finally come good for the club after a relatively disappointing stint.