West Ham to resist offers from Italy for Pedro Obiang as transfer interest continues. West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang is still attracting fluttering eyelashes from Italy over a possible transfer but Manuel Pellegrini has absolutely zero interest in parting with the midfielder.

The Spaniard was subject of heavy interest from former club Sampdoria this past summer as Obiang reportedly eyed a move back to Italy to be closer to his family. Fiorentina were also supposedly interested though they ended up signing Hammers midfielder Edimilson Fernandes on a season-long loan deal instead.

According to West Ham news website Claret & Hugh , interest from those two club’s still remain on the continent but that the Londoners are not considering selling.

Obiang started his first Premier League game of the season against Everton on Sunday and was superb in the 3-1 win, with the Spaniard likely to keep his place in the eleven when Chelsea visit the London Stadium this Sunday.

The 26-year-old penned a new five-year contract back in 2017 that runs until 2022.

Football.London understands that the West Ham board are in no rush to start clawing back cash on the £100m they splashed out this summer by selling players.

Fernandes at Fiorentina and Jordan Hugill, on-loan at Middlesbrough for the season, to have first refusal clauses inserted in their terms of the loan deals for the clubs they are currently at.

The Hammers sold Cheikhou Kouyate to Crystal Palace for £9m earlier this summer and there have been rumours the club could part with the likes of Michail Antonio, Javier Hernandez and Reece Oxford in January.

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