According to reports in Italy, West Ham will return with a January bid for their summer target Pedro Obiang.
Obiang, 22, currently plies his trade in Serie A with Sampdoria, the club he has been with since 2008, when he left Atletico Madrid.
With caps for the Spain Under-17's, Under-19's and Under-21's, Obiang is highly rated both in Italy and in Spain, even earning one particularly lofty comparison.
The 22-year-old is a tall, athletic central midfielder, and has been likened to Manchester City powerhouse Yaya Toure by a number of people within the game.
Unsurprisingly, he's attracted interest from a number of clubs, with AC Milan heavily linked with a move for him in the summer - but they had competition from West Ham.
Sam Allardyce spent heavily this summer in a bid to improve on last season's 13th place finish, but missed out on signing Obiang with Sampdoria resisting offers for him.
However, according to SportItalia, West Ham will be making another bid in the New Year, with Samdporia allegedly willing to let him leave if a suitable offer comes in.
West Ham may need a few more additions in January if they are to secure European football next season, and adding another central midfielder could be on Allardyce's agenda, as Morgan Amalfitano's contract is poised to expire in 2015.