By Danny Wright

Pedro Obiang is setting his sights on returning to full fitness by the time West Ham begin their pre-season training.

The 25-year-old has not played since March due to a serious leg injury which left him in need of surgery.

He broke down in the 67th minute of the Hammers’ 3-2 loss to Leicester at the London Stadium almost three months ago, but believes that he should be fit enough to take part in the full pre-season programme.

“I’m coming back to Rush Green to continue my fitness work in a few days because I have to work for to be ready for the fifth of July,” he said to West Ham’s official club website.

Obiang was arguably one of the better players in Slaven Bilic’s side in the season that has recently ended.

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He made 30 appearances across all competitions and scored his first goal in England when he found the net in the 3-1 win at Southampton in early February.

The ex-Sampdoria midfielder has began to attract interest from elsewhere due to his impressive performances in the claret and blue.

The Mirror have previously reported that Everton, Sevilla and AC Milan are all keeping track of the former Spain Under-21 international with it being understood that West Ham will listen to any offers of at least £15million.

Obiang began his career with Atletico Madrid before moving to Sampdoria in 2008.

In 2015, the Hammers snapped him up on a four-year deal.

In other West Ham news, fans have reacted to interest in this 13-goal attacker.

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