Marko Arnautovics agent claims Chelsea are following West Ham striker

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Marko Arnautovic wants to leave West Ham (Picture: Getty)

Marko Arnautovics agent has claimed that Chelsea are one of the clubs following the West Ham star.

The 29-year-old striker has scored 16 goals in 46 appearances since joining the Hammers in the summer of 2017 but is keen to move on from the London Stadium to play Champions League football.

Manchester United were heavily linked to Arnautovic ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, with Jose Mourinho monitoring the Austrians career since managing him at Inter Milan. However, West Hams £50million asking price put the Red Devils off a potential deal.

Arnautovic has confirmed this week that hes keen to leave West Ham and his brother and agent believes hes ready for a new challenge.

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He is ready for the next step, Daniel Arnautovic told Gianluca Di Marzio.

Its not like that he wants to leave, but we believe that the time has come that Marko takes a step forward in his career, maybe try to win a trophy, maybe the Champions League. The stats are on his side.

Arnautovic was linked with Manchester United in the summer (Picture: Getty)

Asked about a possible return to Italy, he replied: Why not? Returning to Italy would be a good chance to prove that he wasnt a bad signing.

He was only 19 when he joined Inter and he made friends there.

He has a very good memory of Milan.

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Arnautovics representative refused to rule out a move to an English rival and claimed Chelsea are interested in the striker.

Many Premier League clubs are following him, like Chelsea and Everton, but they are not the only ones.

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