Mourinho in contact with Arnautovic’s agent

Jose Mourinho is reported to have exchanged texts with the brother and agent of West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.

Manchester United have been been strongly linked with West Ham’s Player of the Year, and Austrian publication Österreich claim that manager Mourinho has been in contact with his brother Danijel, who is also his agent.

Arnautovic joined West Ham last summer for £24m and overcame a sticky start to score 11 Premier League goals as the Hammers avoided relegation.

The Hammers are reluctant to sell, but would reportedly ask for an astonishing £50m for the converted winger.

As he is now 29, it seems unlikely that United will pay that price for Arnautovic, though reports suggest that they are keen to bring in another striker.

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