West Ham transfer round-up: Porto striker linked; Gold updates Sakho situation; Obiang linked with exit

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A select round-up of the latest West Ham United news...

West Ham United's Pedro ObiangWest Ham United's Pedro Obiang

First up is news emanating from Italy that suggests Torino have opened talks with the Hammers over the potential signing of Pedro Obiang, as reported by Tuttosport.

The defensive midfielder moved to West Ham last summer for a fee believed to be in the region of £4.3 million, but failed to establish himself as a first-team regular, making only 11 Premier League starts.

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamDiafra Sakho celebrates scoring for West Ham

Meanwhile, West Ham Co-Chairman David Gold has effectively confirmed that Diafra Sakho remains part of the Hammers' first-team plans, after he took to Twitter to provide an update on the Senegal international's current situation:

Only time will tell if Sakho is genuinely committed to the cause or whether he sees his future away from West Ham.

Meanwhile, reported West Ham target Achraf Lazaar has spoken to French media outlet Foot Mercato in regards to his future, admitting that he could be prepared to leave Palermo for a 'higher level':

He said: "It would be interesting but if I have to leave Palermo, it will have to allow me to move to a higher level, to next level. Palermo is a great club, a great team.”

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAchraf Lazaar

It had been reported (MediaGol) earlier this summer that the Hammers had actually agreed a fee with the Serie A outfit to secure the services of Lazaar, but as of yet, any kind of deal has not come to fruition.

And finally, Portuguese media outlet A Bola (via Football Insider 247) claim that the Hammers are interested in signing Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar.

The report claims that West Ham are one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing the Cameroon international.

Porto's Vincent Aboubakar celebrates his goal against Academica.Porto's Vincent Aboubakar celebrates his goal against Academica

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