West Ham are still negotiating hard for the signature of William Carvalho but the deal has still not been completed.
Despite upping their offer to 30 million euros the Irons are still waiting for a final nod from Sporting Lisbon that the 25-year-old holding midfielder will be switching to the London Stadium.
The Portuguese outfit have a 39 million euros buy out clause on the player and the Hammers want to make up the 9 million shortfall with add ons.
Slaven Bilic is desperate to get a player who can ensure the team is nothing like as easy to pass through at the back which was a regular issue last season.
And the Hammers negotiators are still deep in talks with the player believed to have agreed to a five-year deal.
Carvalho was missing from the Lisbon line up which beat Vitoria 1-0 on Friday having been replaced by the newly signed Rodrigo Battliga – believed to be his replacement long term .
And Carvalho has made it crystal clear to his club that he is desperate to make the switch to the London Stadium.
A Hammers source told ClaretandHugh: “We are negotiating hard but as things stand at this moment the deal has not been completed.”