West Ham are likely to see a number of departures in the final weeks of the transfer window, following Manuel Pellegrini’s spending spree.

Seven new signings have been secured by the Hammers in preparations for the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, which has now led to speculation on who could be offloaded to balance the finances.

Serie A side Sampdoria have been widely linked with a move for Spain midfielder Pedro Obiang but Sky Sports states the Hammers have no intention of approving a sale.

The report states Pellegrini considers the 26-year-old to be a key player in his side and the Hammers have a strong negotiating position as he has four years remaining on his contract.

It is added that a deal taking Obiang back to Sampdoria would cost around £10m and the final decision will come down to the player himself, who faces additional competition for a spot in the heart of midfield following the arrival of Jack Wilshere from Arsenal.