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Arnautovic refuses to discuss West Ham exit rumours

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Marko Arnautovic would not be drawn on his West Ham future after Austria's Nations League win against Northern Ireland on Sunday.

There have been reports recently that the 29-year-old is ready to leave the Hammers in order to pursue his dream of playing in the Champions League.

However, after coming on as a substitute at Windsor Park and setting up his country's winning goal, Arnautovic insisted that he is not paying attention to speculation about his future.

"I don't want to talk about that. I concentrate on West Ham and we have a big game against Manchester City on Saturday and I am only thinking about this game and the following games," he told Sky Sports after the match.

"Whatever is going on with my agent and the clubs is not my business. My business is to perform on the pitch, to put in performances and that is what I want to do."

Arnautovic has been nursing a knee injury this season and trained away from the rest of the Austria squad at Windsor Park on Saturday after playing the whole game against Bosnia on Thursday.

However, the forward says he will be fit to play for West Ham at the weekend.

"I will be okay. Two days in a row was a bit too much but the gaffer asked me to play the last 25 minutes if needed, and it was needed. I am glad I could help."

Nasri closing in on Premier League return with West Ham

Nasri has played for both Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League. Credit: PA

Samir Nasri is expected to link up with Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham once his doping suspension ends, according to a report.

The London Evening Standard says Nasri, who played under Pellegrini at Manchester City, is undergoing a medical prior to signing a short-term contract with the Hammers.

The 31-year-old midfielder would not be eligible to play until January 1, but is permitted to train with any club from this month.

In February, Nasri was given a six-month ban after receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules.

The former France international received the treatment in December 2016 while on holiday. At the time, he was playing for Sevilla, on loan from City.

UEFA in August won an appeal for the ban to be increased to 18 months, backdated from July 1, 2017, although Nasri has played since then.

Nasri made eight appearances for Antalyaspor in Turkey between signing in August 2017 and leaving in January this year.

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