According to ESPN FC, Chelsea are reportedly considering a shock move to bring West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic to Stamford Bridge before the January transfer window slams shut, and Blues fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
ESPN FC says that Antonio Conte wants to sign a target man for the Premier League holders before the end of the month, and the Austria international is the latest player to emerge on the Italian’s radar.
Arnautovic has been in impressive form for the Irons in recent weeks – he has six goals in his last eight top flight appearances – but he picked up a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the latest story, and while one described the 28-year-old as “average”, another said “I would actually love Arnautovic”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
tired of this average names please, let's get serious
— DaddyBLOSSOM (@Hisfavouredone) January 23, 2018
We need to be suspended for the rest of the season. No more transfers for us. This is hysterically embarrassing.
— Daniel (@ScandicAtheist) January 23, 2018
Please close the window so this stops……
— Mark Spector (@SpectorMark) January 22, 2018
No way they will sell him at the moment!
— Kandyce Lee Bennett (@LeeKand) January 22, 2018
I would actually love Arnautovic. Good player with loads of potential.
— Nate Sapia (@NateSapia) January 22, 2018
Well. This is better.
— ifeanyi.O (@awizzyEJI) January 22, 2018
OMG???… What's happening to my team??
No high caliber of strikers??
— Nana Qwophy??? (@NanaQwophy1) January 22, 2018
Arnautovic would be lovely ?#cfc
— RAGO (@dut6h) January 22, 2018
— Steve Forbes (@ForbesyPresents) January 22, 2018