West Ham transfer round-up: Torino enter Obiang race, long-term target joins Bundesliga club

West Ham's Pedro Obiang

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

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

First up is new of a potential outgoing with Italian news outlet Tuttosport reporting that Torino are the latest side to declare their interest in West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.

The report claims that Torino manager Sinisa Mihajilovic is keen to be reunited with the 24-year-old who played under him for two years whilst at Sampdoria.

The Hammers are believed to value Obiang at around £7 million.

Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic has hinted that the club's owners did not heed his advice regarding their aspirations to sign a so-called 'marquee striker'. The Croatian was speaking to the press, and highlighted a potential reason why they were unsuccessful in bringing a world-class forward to the club, as quoted by Eurosport:

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

"I said a few weeks ago to the chairman and Tony Henry (West Ham chief scout) that if we want to go big game fishing there are two conditions for us to compete with the big clubs - if we go early or if we put more money in.

"Then we might have had a chance, on paper, with those great ones. But we didn't do that. Then it is almost impossible to get the player."

Germany's Mario Gomez reacts Mario Gomez 

In other news, the Hammers long-term interest in Mario Gomez has ended after the German signed for Wolfsburg, as reported by the Express. The 31-year-old was viewed by many West Ham fans as an ideal short-term solution to their striker shortage.

And finally, it has been reported today that the Hammers' record signing Andre Ayew has been ruled out of action for up to four-months (BBC Sport) after sustaining a thigh injury during West Ham's 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday night.

Whether Salevn Bilic will make a move to replace the Ghanaian in the transfer market is not yet clear, but Ayew's injury could open the door for Diafra Sakho to re-establish himself as a regular first-team player.

West Ham United's Andre Ayew receives medical attention before going off injuredWest Ham United's Andre Ayew receives medical attention before going off injured

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