After their summer dealings ended in acrimony, West Ham have been given hope in their chase for William Carvalho.
According to talkSPORT, the Hammers can land the 25-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder for £30.75m as the Portuguese club struggles with its’ finances. The prospective fee is £10m less than the release clause in the player’s contract.
Despite appearing in the Champions League and knowing that will bring extra prize money into the club, Portuguese media outlet O Jogo claims that Sporting are struggling to balance their books this season. Carvalho’s sale would solve that problem.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic remains keen on the midfielder and is eager for the board to re-open negotiations after his side made a poor start to the season.
Arsenal were heavily linked with the player over the past few seasons and with a number of players set to leave north London next summer, West Ham fear the Gunners could pounce.
A January deal nips that idea in the bud although after the debacle this summer’s negotiations descended into that’s by no means an easy set of negotiations. Sporting directors took to social media to berate West Ham co-owner David Sullivan after bitter negotiations over the Portuguese international.