On January 13th, we covered claims from Italy that Fiorentina are interested in Pedro Obiang of West Ham United.

Three days later, a well known intermediary Vincenzo Morabito said the deal didn’t go through because the Hammers demanded €18m for transfer, while the Italian club offered €10m.

Meanwhile, agent Giulio Meozzi said Manuel Pellegrini blocked the 26-year-old’s exit from the club in the winter market.

Another Italian newspaper La Nazione now brings the latest update surrounding the midfielder’s chances of joining Viola in the ongoing transfer window.

Fiorentina were ready to offer €8m plus bonuses for Obiang, but that just wasn’t enough.

It’s explained the Serie A outfit’s chances of ‘trying to snatch’ the player look slim as Stefano Pioli’s side are slowly giving up hope of getting the former Sampdoria man.

Obiang has made 18 appearances in all competitions for West Ham this season, out of which 14 of them have come in the league.