According to www.calciomercato.com Sampdoria club President Massimo Ferrero wants to discuss a swap deal with West Ham over the next few days involving Enner Valencia and Pedro Obiang swapping clubs. West Ham are thought to have previously agreed a deal with Sampdoria for £5.75m for the permanent transfer of Obiang as a permanent replacement for Alex Song.
Enner Valencia cost the Hammers an initial £12m but that can rise to £15m based on certain factors. I hope the eccentric looking Sampodorian club president has a large cheque book to cover the difference unless he wants a door slammed firmly in his face by David Sullivan.
Italian website Tutto Mercato says Ferrero will fly in to London today as he attempts to conclude transfer business with a number of English clubs.