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Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic and the club must pull the plug on any kind of deal ASAP.

Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Red Devils are keen on landing the 29-year-old.

It is understood that the Hammers do not plan to sale the Austria international and that it would cost more than £50million to see him depart the London Stadium.

The evidence suggests that a switch to Old Trafford for the powerful centre-forward is unlikely, but it’s a worrying sign for Man United fans that he is on their radar.

Arnautovic has been the standout player at West Ham this season by scoring 11 goals and supplying eight assists in 35 appearances across all competitions.

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He is a physical attacker with decent technical ability and an eye for goal, but it would be an epic blunder for manager Jose Mourinho to sign him.

Mourinho previously shared his doubts over the Austrian from the pair’s time together at Inter Milan and he’s proved him wrong to go on to better things.

However, it would be far too big a step for Arnautovic to make an impact at Man United and they need to be targeting more high-profile names if they are to make a serious impact on the 2018/19 season.

They could do with some extra ammunition to support Romelu Lukaku next year, but troublemaker Arnautovic does not tick the boxes to be a Man United player.

Meanwhile, his price tag of over £50million would be far too big a risk and Man United need to try draw up plans to bring in a younger more clinical striker than the West Ham ace.

In other Manchester United news, Rangers should try to sign this player reportedly available at Old Trafford this summer.

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