EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Fiorentina are planning a second bid West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang after seeing their first offer rejected, Football Insider sources understands.
Fiorentina are keen to bring the former Sampdoria star back to Serie A ahead of next season and have already seen one bid turned down by West Ham this summer.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that West Ham will consider selling Obiang for the right figure this summer and Fiorentina are refusing to give up on the Spaniard by making a second improved bid later this week.
Obiang impressed for West Ham last season, making 27 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers and chipping in with two goals including his stunning strike in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham at Wembley.
The 26-year-old still has four years to run on his contract at the London Stadium, but with new boss Manuel Pellegrini planning big changes with the playing personnel the club are prepared to cash-in on Obiang to fund their own transfer plans this summer.
Obiang is highly-regarded in Italy after coming up through the youth ranks at Sampdoria and playing five years in the first-team before moving to West Ham in 2015.
In other West Ham transfer news, they are lining up a move for a Manchester United defender.