Lucas Paqueta has given the Football Association permission to look at his phone as part of their ongoing probe into possible betting irregularities against the West Ham attacking midfielder

Meanwhile in Brazil there is growing frustration at the length of time the FA are taking to come to any conclusions in their investigation after the Hammer was omitted from their national team.

The Brazilian team has not selected Paqueta for the August and October internationals and the officials of the team are now thought to have become increasingly impatient over the situation with a November break looming.

Mail Sport meanwhile has reported that it believes the probe took a big step forward when the player gave agreement for the FA to look at his phone.

West Ham's Lucas Paqueta has given the FA access to his phone over alleged betting breaches

It means of course that they can now look into messages and activity on his mobile with which they could use or otherwise build any case.

Meanwhile, Brazilian head coach Fernando Diniz will make a decision on whether to recall him into the squad for the November internationals. Paqueta continues to deny any wrongdoing.