West Ham are prepared to sell Pedro Obiang for £10 million amidst interest from Italian clubs Bologna and Sassuolo, according to a report published by The Sun.
The Italian clubs would like to take the player on loan for one season with a view to possibly making it permanent next summer, though the Hammers would rather prefer to sell immediately, the report suggests.
The 27-year-old made 24 Premier League appearances for West Ham during the past season and was not exactly impressive nor is he among the more influential players within the Hammers first-team, so the club will likely be willing to part ways with him if they receive a decent offer.
The likes of Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere are set to soon return to action and this could limit Obiang’s chances of first-team football next season if he remains with the East London club.
West Ham are looking to make more reinforcements to their squad this summer after already having lured Spain U-21 international Pablo Fornals.
The club will have to sell a couple of players to raise capital to make new signings so selling Obiang who is a fringe player at this time would make sense.
The emergence of Declan Rice means that Obiang is no longer a requirement for Pellegrini and cashing in on him could work for both parties.