West Ham United manager David Moyes has reportedly been told by the club’s hierarchy that he is free to sell any players that he does not want.
The Mirror reports that Marko Arnautovic could be one of the players that gets the chop when the transfer window reopens in January.
The Austrian was part of an exciting summer for the Hammers as the club recruited a handful of experienced Premier League players.
Arnautovic came from Stoke City for £25m, while Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta and former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez also came through the welcome gates at the London Stadium.
The attacking player has struggled to impress at the Hammers, and he did not get off to the best start as he was sent off in just his second game for the club.
The 28-year-old has started five Premier League games and has come off the bench in a further two.
In that time, the ex-Stoke man has not registered one goal or an assists.
After news emerged that Arnautovic could be on the chopping block come January, fans gave their reactions on Twitter.
Why do we have to “sell to buy”??!!Net spend of only £4m in summer. Where’s all the SKY money?? Arnautovic worth keeping as squad player . What has Sullivan done with all the money as “sell to buy”shows we have a financial issues
— PMarshall (@pbm1968) November 10, 2017
Good never thought he was a good signing in the first place. We needed a winger with genuine pace and skill who will work hard for the team. It's a huge window for us come Jan and next summer. Time to invest and show genuine ambition from the board!
— William Field (@wilfield71) November 10, 2017
@ExWHUemployee is this true? please say it is!
— Matthew Howard (@Matthew87641671) November 10, 2017
Oh yeah cause on he's form at the moment we be lucky to get 10 million for him, keep him till the summer, we can all see our squad is so thin with a few injuries so need a good strong squad for a tough run till the end of the season to make sure we stay up with
— rhys (@rhysie88) November 10, 2017
If he works really hard gets his form back etc…. And trains and tracks back keep him , if not sell him
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) November 10, 2017
For £10m if we're lucky
— Harry Bennett (@hammerh62) November 10, 2017
arnautovic will get results. Hopefully Moyes can get the best out of him. Could be a game changer
— Chris Adams (@ChrisAdams014) November 10, 2017