It has already been a busy summer at the London Stadium, with West Ham preparing for another month of potential twists and turns.
One link that never seems to go away is a potential move for Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez, who will require an offer near his reported £43.5million clause – something that could become a lot easier in the next month.
The Hammers are reported by the Guardian to be tempted by any offer close to a suggested £40million buy-out clause in his current deal, a fee that could be used to fund the move for Gomez.
Arnautovic would not be missed by Pellegrini should he be able to secure the 22-year-old who would offer a much-needed physical approach as a lone striker.
Gomez offers much more than Arnautovic, having won 133 aerial duels last season compared to the Austrian who only managed to win 19. [Squawka]
The 13 goal forward also grabs more attention from opposition defenders, having drawn 50 fouls compared to Arnautovic who only managed to win nine free-kicks. [Squawka]
Arnautovic would be the perfect player for Pellegrini to sell, especially should he want to fund a move for Gomez, a move that would surely be appreciated by all Hammers’ fans.