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Carvalho was missing from the Lisbon line up which beat Vitoria 1-0 on Friday having been replaced by the newly signed Rodrigo Battliga – believed to be his replacement long term .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.”
H’mmm another marquee signing slipping through the net again, seeing as we had a 15m transfer surplus from last season, and of course we never made that marquee signing our board kept telling us about. We have only have a net spend of 10m this season get your hand deeper into those pockets and find an extra 5m euro top up. We need this player badly as Noble just aint got the speed required on bigger pitches. Surely a player like this will be the difference between mid table going nowhere and getting European football, thats apart from end of season league position bonus.
Its taking a age , this is a must signing , if it doesn’t happen then the 💩 will hit the fan with us supporters , let’s see what happens before we jump to conclusions 😉
Captain slow is leading the team out today ? Let’s pray he plays well or more 💩 will fly 😉
Carvhalo is for the club to lose! No one else can be blamed! It will happen I think/ hope 😉
Easy to say in hindsight.But we desperately need someone of his class in midfield.Totally overrun today and not a sniff for our strikers.Obviously not helped by missing our most influential players through injury,but shows we still do not have enough strength in depth at the moment.Need to get this one over the line.
Boy do we need this player, Utd cut through us like a hot knife through butter. I didn’t expect to win at the toilet but I thought we’d put up a better fight. That’s well and truly fecked up my weekend.
Deal completed medical on Monday