According to Sport Italia journalist Alfredo Pedulla, West Ham United have finally agreed a deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang.
The Hammers are expected to appoint a new manager this summer, but will also need another midfielder should Alex Song return to Barcelona at the end of his loan deal.
It seems that the Hammers had identified Sampdoria star Obiang as a potential replacement, with the athletic Spaniard linked with a move to East London for some time now.
Obiang, 23, was previously on the books with Atletico Madrid, but left the Spanish giants in 2008 in order to join Sampdoria, where he has been a regular in recent years, scoring three times in 32 appearances this season - clearly attracting West Ham's interest in the process.
Pedulla reported last month that West Ham were edging closer to a deal for Obiang having been locked in negotiations with Sampdoria, but the deal was still on hold as the Hammers were only prepared to pay €6.5m, whereas Sampdoria wanted €8m in order to let him go.
Now though, Pedulla has offered an update, reporting that the two clubs have now agreed on a €7.5m fee with added bonuses, which would see Obiang join West Ham this summer.
After impressing in Italy, Obiang would be something of an exciting signing for West Ham, who saw the aforementioned Song start well before petering out towards the end of the campaign.
Now seemingly unwilling to take another risk on a loan player, West Ham are attempting to lock Obiang down for the long-term, pairing him alongside Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate in midfield - if he does indeed arrive at Upton Park this summer.