Long linked with a return to Italy when Sampdoria tried to get a deal sorted for him, West Ham’s Pedro Obiang eventually stayed at London Stadium, where things aren’t exactly going great for him.

Slammed by fans after his performance against Brighton, the Equatorial Guinea international has been in and out of the squad quite regularly this season, handed a couple of starts by Manuel Pellegrini during the festive period.

Despite this, his stock remains relatively high back in Italy, as Roma are said to ‘value’ the option of a loan, according to Il Messaggero, after it was claimed by Sky Italia that West Ham were open to a deal in January.

Making just 13 appearances in the league, it’s hard to tell if the 26-year-old would be missed at London Stadium, but with the number of players being linked with a move to the Hammers every transfer window, you would have to think a replacement would be lined up fairly quickly.

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For now, it’s just rumblings, as the Italian newspaper, who are usually clued in on Roma affairs, don’t make a huge deal out of it.

But there’s a long time left in this transfer window, and things can happen very quickly if green lights are given.