A new report has emerged this morning that William Carvalho still wants to move to West Ham.
It follows ClaretandHugh’s report of yesterday (Tues) that the Irons are refusing to rule out the possibility of a new approach to Sporting Lisbon for the midfielder in January.
Mirror reporter Darren Lewis – who followed the on/off move and has good contacts with the Irons – says that Carvalho remains keen despite the breakdown in relations between the Hammers and Sporting Lisbon.
And he adds that Slaven Bilic still wants the 25-year-old to form a midfield partnership with Cheikhou Kouyate which were it to happen would have required both sides to bury the hatchet.
With David Sullivan threatening to sue Sporting’s director of communications and Lisbon chief Bruno de Carvalho threatening to report the Irons to FIFA over an alleged illegal approach it would take a lot of pride swallowing for the deal to be resurrected.
But money always talks and with the player frustrated and wanting the move the Irons are refusing to accept that a deal is dead.