West Ham have reportedly changed their minds in letting Pedro Obiang return to Italy for 10.5m Euros as they would struggle to find a suitable replacement of the same quality for a similar price.
Today, Sportitalia claims that David Sullivan has changed his mind and decided to reject the offer from Fiorentina after an Italian report said Obiang was all set to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Italian Serie A club.
The 26-year-old Guinea international spent most of his career in Italy, coming up through the Sampdoria youth academy and joining West Ham for £4.5m in 2015.
This morning West Ham were linked Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara as a possible replacement for Obiang but he is valued by his club at almost £27m the Hammers would struggle the fund the difference after spending over £95m in the Summer.
West Ham resisted two offers for Pedro Obiang last summer from Atlanta and Fiorentina saying they had no suitable replacements.