Report: Napoli keen on Pedro Obiang, plan loan exchange involving Jonathan de Guzman

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West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang is wanted by Napoli.

According to Per Sempre Napoli, Serie A side Napoli are keen on signing Pedro Obiang from West Ham, and are planning a loan swoop for him in January.

Obiang only moved to the Hammers in the summer transfer window, with Napoli one of the teams said to be keen on him at the same time. However, he opted to move from Sampdoria to England, and has so far impressed in the Premier League.

The report claims that Napoli have already approached West Ham concerning a potential move for Obiang in January, planning the loan signing of him until the end of the season.

It is stated that Napoli will sweeten the deal by offering Jonathan de Guzman in exchange, with the attacking midfielder out of favour in Naples.

A deal for Obiang will never happen

Despite Napoli’s desire to sign the Spanish midfielder, the chances of bringing Obiang over the Italy in January are all but zero. He has established himself as a key player in Slaven Bilic’s team, making seven appearances in all competitions, and there is no logical reason as to why West Ham would sell him.

Napoli will definitely be looking elsewhere if they want to sign a new midfielder in January.

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