West Ham United have had one of the most active transfer windows this summer as Manuel Pellegrini prepares for the upcoming Premier League campaign with a new-look side.
The Chilean is determined to make his squad as strong and competitive as possible as he looks to try and take the Hammers into European football next year.
Pellegrini has already made seven signings this summer, with the likes of Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere all adding to their attack, whilst Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Lukasz Fabianski will help to strengthen their backline.
However, according to reports from Sky Sports, it appears that the Irons are far from finished with their transfer business this summer. It is being claimed that Southampton’s Mario Lemina is being lined up as a potential replacement should Pedro Obiang depart the London Stadium outfit.
The midfielder is currently in talks with Sampdoria about a move to rejoin the Serie A for a fee believed to be in the region of £8.9million after he left them in 2015.
It is not the first time that the Gabon international has been linked with a move this summer, with Manchester City thought to have held an interest at one stage.
Lemina impressed in his debut season for Southampton, despite their struggles on the pitch, and would be considered to be an upgrade on Obiang.
However, the Saints are likely to want more than the £18m they spent on him to bring him from Juventus should they sell him, which could make him another expensive signing for Pellegrini’s side to make this summer.
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