West Ham bought Marko for peanuts.
A tough trip to the Emirates Stadium lies in wait for West Ham this weekend, a ground at which Nasri spent three years earlier in his career, and the two-time Premier League victor is determined to show his quality in what will be a "crazy" atmosphere.
Marko Arnautovic has told West Ham United he wants to move to China this month - with the club immediately responding by issuing a statement that the striker "is not for sale".
The other huge sticking point, however, is that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez would not sanction the sale of a midfielder, whose value would be in the region of £20million, unless he was able to bring in a suitable replacement.
Ahead of the visit of Arsenal this weekend in the Premier League, Pellegrini has played down the interest from the Chinese Super League, where Arnautovic can reportedly expect a wage of £200,000 per week.
But, similarly to Shelvey, Benitez would not sanction business that would undermine Newcastle's attempts to beat relegation.
The 29-year-old, has scored seven Premier League goals this season.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini had earlier said he was determined to keep Arnautovic, who has scored eight goals this season, including three in his last two matches. He hopes the fans can respect his wishes.
Will be hard to replace but i trust Pellegrini to do it. [tomster36]This whole thing about Arnautovic is annoying!
While some Hammers seem adamant that Arnautovic won't leave during the January transfer window, a plethora of fans have fired into the Austrian amidst the transfers rumours, and here's a flavour of what some of the fans have said about these recent goings-on and many have likened this situation to that of the Dimitri Payet saga.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers consider Bournemouth's centre-forward a top target if they need to sign a new attacker. Marko in this moment is a player of our team.
Arnautovic has also been linked with a move to Chelsea.
"Jack Wilshere, I know him from when he first came in at Arsenal". He's a good stop-gap but he's not going to guarantee you top four. He can make things happen and do something special.