West Ham have been busy reinforcing on the transfer market this summer, already securing the signatures of Diego Poyet, Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate.
With July not even halfway over boss Sam Allardyce’s squad revamp is well underway and further additions at Upton Park appear on the horizon.
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, a former Manchester City target, continues to be linked with a move to the Hammers as the next part of the English manager’s rebuild.
Last week Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla reported that West Ham had opened talks with the Blucerchiati over doing a deal for the Spain U-21 international.
Agent Jose Gonzalez has now confirmed the East London outfit’s interest in his client, but was quick to point out an official offer is yet to arrive.
He told SampdoriaNews: ‘Yes it’s true, West Ham like Pedro, but at the moment no concrete offers have arrived, not from Italy nor England.'
‘Pedro’s will is to remain in Genoa, just as is wanted. Next week I will meet with the club to figure out what their intentions are for the boy.'
‘Obviously if a bid came in that satisfies both Pedro and Sampdoria it could be considered.’
Pedulla previously indicated that West Ham want to take Obiang on loan with the option to buy, whilst Sampdoria are keen to cash in if they are to part ways with the 22-year-old.
As such, the Hammers’ chances of bringing the Spaniard to Upton Park could hinge directly on whether they’re willing to play ball on Sampdoria’s terms.
Obiang has shown himself to be an able performer in 65 Serie A appearances during his professional career, garnering interest from top clubs over the past few years.
The onus now seems to be on West Ham to decide whether splashing the cash on the €8 million rated midfielder is merited with Sampdoria reportedly not interested in loaning him out.