Personal terms have yet to be agreed, but it is clear that the Serie A outfit are resigned to losing their target, with the Hammers set to sign the 23-year-old - who promises to have a bright future ahead of him.
Whilst that fee has been agreed, there could be a potential stall in the transfer of Obiang to the Boleyn Ground, with TMW reporting today that AC Milan have made an approach to Sampdoria for him, and have already held contract discussions with Obiang’s agent.
There is no indication as to which club Obiang would prefer to move to, although the Spanish Under-21 international could want a switch to the Premier League to test himself in a high quality league, and West Ham offer the allures of European football, thanks to their Europa League qualification.
With West Ham’s offer already agreed by Sampdoria, and Milan themselves now getting in on the race to sign the highly rated midfielder, the report states that Obiang will make a decision tomorrow to decide which club he wants to transfer to.
Whilst this could be potential stall for the Hammers, it would come as a surprise if Obiang decided on a move to Milan, with the East London outfit offering a brighter future than the Serie A giants in the coming years.