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Pellegrini denies Callum Wilson links

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West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed claims that the club is interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have shown interest in signing Hammers forward Marko Arnautovic in the January window.

Arnautovic has reportedly told West Ham that he wants to move to China, and the deal will move forward only if Pellegrini finds a replacement.

Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson have been touted as potential replacements for Arnautovic, but Pellegrini insists the Hammers are not interested in the England striker.

“He’s a very good striker but the rumors we want him are not true,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports.

“We have our players. We have Javier Hernandez, we have Lucas Perez, we have Andy Carroll, we have Marko Arnautovic in our squad. I’m happy with all these players.

“If we don’t have Arnautovic? Things can happen, when they happen we’ll see.”