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Rafael Benitez hoping to derail West Ham United’s transfer plans?

Pedro-Obiang-Sampdoria_2835036The Football Transfer Tavern has been full of West Ham United and Crystal Palace fans following this afternoon’s London derby.

But the two are well segregated and instead of talking about the game the Hammers fans are talking about transfers.

That is because talkSPORT are reporting that Napoli have entered the race to sign Pedro Obiang – a player the East London outfit have been heavily linked with.

The Sampdoria midfielder was high on the list of midfield targets this summer with Sam Allardyce looking to bring in another creative player.

Obiang, 22, is rated one of the best young talents at the Italian club but he was expected to move away this summer.

West Ham had reportedly been in contact regarding a move after a deal for Marseille’s Morgan Amalfitano went dead.

However it would appear that the Hammers would have little to no chance of landing his signature should Napoli bid.

Rafael Benitez’s side can offer Champions League football this summer and the chance to stay in Italy.

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