Carvalho talks go on despite new target report

CarvalhoWest Ham are still negotiating with Sporting Lisbon for William Cavahlo despite media reports that they are ready to turn to  Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira.

The Mirror is claiming the Irons are becoming frustrated with the Carvalho saga although that is not CandH’s  understanding as negoiations continue.

Talks were put on hold today with Sporting facing a Champions League play off match this evening from which Carvalho is suspended

The Mirror claims that after holding advanced talks with Sporting Lisbon, the deal “has hit a stumbling block over increased demands from the Portuguese club.”

The paper claims that Pereira has now become a new target and the Hammers are prepared to “ramp up their efforts to land him should a move for Carvalho fall short.”

However, our main source claimed that such speculation was premature saying: “There won’t be any news on Carvalho for 48 hours at best. They have a big game tonight but we are still hopeful of landing our man.”

However, it’s not unknown for clubs to throw in other names at this stage of negotiations in order to encourage the selling club into believing that they are moving in another direction!


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9 comments on “Carvalho talks go on despite new target report

  1. Sounds like they are desperate to keep the lad ?
    Makes you feel like there’s a twist in the tail! Big blow if it collapses! Just saying 😉

  2. If the guy has a buyout clause of 39.2 million and the club are willing to meet it with add-ons then imho forget about the add-ons and just pay the money, in terms of net spend we have plenty in the bank this guy is considered to be world class in his position which is why so many top clubs have tried to do a deal previously. With some clubs such as Lisbon you will notice that when they sell a player it always seems to be for a very high fee, sometimes you have to bite the bullet and pay the money, he fills a position that we desperately need so should pay his money back in points over the season. He is also a statement signing raising the profile of the club.

  3. I said the other day 32 to just pay the money ? Can you believe people said why should we ??
    Its a no brainer IMO , 48 hours ? What’s all that about ? They have a big game tonight ?
    He’s class and we need him big time and at the right time ! Pay the money west ham and get the player , he’s crucial to that position , huge statement as 32 says
    I hope Marseille ain’t in there ?? Go get 💰👍

    • They will f!!! This up in a min… I agree laz pay the money ffs. We have onlyg spent 10 mil when u add who. we have sold ..if they want to make a statement pay the money and get this lad here he is worth it IMO

  4. We’re looking good for a takeover . Deadwood out and new players in . Only need to look at Southampton news to see something on the Horizon .
    But , on a positive note , not that there is much of it ; we are slowly building a squad to challenge for the minimum of 10th to 8th place . With a bit of hard work and determination it could be 6th . Don’t tell’em your name Bilic . Ooooops .

  5. Last week they said no deal will be concluded until after Sporting had their European match.You all read that im sure so why are you going nuts about the deal not being done yet.
    As for penny pinching or the deal none of you have a clue whats going on so why assume they are penny pinching,its in your own minds.

  6. For what it’s worth I’m still calm about this one happening.

    Fingers still crossed though as the lad is mustard and exactly what is needed. Our midfield has been poor since we moved out of Upton Park. Yes Obiang had some excellent games last season but can’t remember Noble or Kouyate last season.

    If we don’t get this guy then I truly believe Delph could do a job for us. He can cover ground, gets stuck in, not a bad passer either.

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