Manchester City & Juventus fight for Serie 'A' midfielder
Manchester City transfer news: Sampdoria star Pedro Obiang also a summer target for Juventus
The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, as Roberto Mancini looks to strengthen his squad when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Obiang - currently a Spain U21 international - is widely regarded as one of the brightest young talents in Italy at the moment, and is close to making a first-team breakthrough at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Now, Serie 'A' champions Juventus want to secure the Sampdoria starlet's services, as Antonio Conte seeks to not only reaffirm the Turin club's place at the top of the table, but mount a charge towards the Champions League trophy in 2013/14.