West Ham reportedly turned down the chance to loan Pero Obiang to Fiorentina with a view to a permanent move on deadline day.
The Hammers, despite having only signed the Spaniard from Sampdoria on a four-year deal last summer, had been looking to offload the 24-year-old, offering him to several sides in Italy.
One club supposedly interested in Obiang was Fiorentina, the Serie A outfit having made a move to try and land the defensive midfielder earlier in the transfer window.
Having been unsuccessful initially, the Viola made one last attempt to sign Obiang on deadline day, with reports in Italy stating they wanted to sign him on loan for the season with a view to completing a permanent £5.5million transfer next summer.
The Hammers rejected the offer and Obiang will now stay at the London Stadium, where he is likely to play a limited role in the side after the club’s Europa League exit.