Pedro Obiang could be one of the main casualties from West Ham’s summer revamp, with the midfielder apparently keen on a return to Italy after slipping down the pecking order.

Jack Wilshere’s arrival at the London Stadium has left Obiang’s future under Manuel Pellegrini in doubt, with the 26-year-old’s former club Sampdoria reportedly keen on bringing the midfielder back to Italy.

The Spaniard joined Sampdoria at a young age and made 130 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit, before joining the Hammers in 2015.

Obiang won the club’s goal-of-the-season award after his stunning strike against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, one of two goals the midfielder scored in 27 appearances in all competitions during an injury hit campaign.

But despite starting West Ham’s pre-season draw with Preston North End on Saturday, the midfielder’s involvement in Pellegrini’s plans are uncertain following the signings of Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson, with the Hammers also thought to be keen on strengthening their squad further this summer.

As a result, talks are apparently at an advanced stage with Sampdoria over a deal for the Spaniard, with the Italian side looking to build on their tenth place finish in Serie A this campaign.