Report: Hammers plan B if Carvalho deal fails

WestHamStoryA report in a Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias bizarrely claims that West Ham have offered Sporting Lisbon €30m (£27.2m) for both Adrien Silva and João Palhinha if the deal for William Carvalho can not be completed.

A Sporting Lisbon source told Jornal de Notícias that the rumour was ‘completely false’ but the paper have decided to stick by their story and printed it anyway believing there is something still in it.

28-year-old Spurs transfer target Silva was born in France to a Portuguese father and French mother, Silva first began training with Bordeaux before moving to Portugal and signing for Sporting. he once trained with Chelsea before Sporting Lisbon filed a complaint.

João Palhinha is a 22-year-old defensive midfielder. He arrived in Sporting when he was 17 years old from the third-tier Portuguese club Sacavenense. As soon as he arrived, and after playing his first games, he almost immediately guaranteed a starting place in Sporting Lisbon’s U18 team and started drawing attention from the senior team coaches.

Meanwhile Matt Lawless claims  in the Daily Mirror  “West Ham are ready to switch their attention to Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira amid frustration in their attempts to land top transfer target William Carvalho.”  he adds “after holding advanced talks with Sporting Lisbon, the deal has hit a stumbling block over increased demands from the Portuguese club.”

About Sean Whetstone

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15 comments on “Report: Hammers plan B if Carvalho deal fails

  1. 2 for 1 sulllllyyyyyy 😂😂😂😂😂

  2. No smoke without fire . Something needs sorting though , and quickly . Away to Southampton should see a few injuries making a come back . The midfield was woefully bad and slow and clueless and and and yes I admit now that Noble has lost it . Took me a while eh lads to see it but I have seen it now . Why it takes so long to recover is a bit mysterious though . It’s not as if they have all broken thier legs .
    We are crying out for Carroll . If he was fit and played against Utd I remain confident it wouldn’t have been 4 – 0 . Sorry all you Carroll haters but , that’s how it is IMO . YES I still back Carroll .
    Haven’t seen anyone who could replace him and we don’t have anyone to replace him .

  3. We played over half the game with 9 men with Ayew and Noble non effective
    But my main worry for along time has been our centre of defence
    Reid is another Noble and I can’t for the life of me understand why so many fans think he is a great player,
    Rice is now are only hope with Burke and Oxford gone,
    Cullen would have been a better bet then Ayew
    Sak will be just as valuable as AC but I would sign Bony to play alongside The Pea I am sure we could pick him up cheap
    Then go and get Kone use Konte or Ginge as bait

  4. 😱😱😱 💬

    Its a start kev 😂

    • Yeh mate . We’ll get there eventually . Before the end of October would be nice .
      But we have to back what we’ve got no matter what our opinions are regarding in’s and out’s . I think it’s rather unfair on other teams with us being so good , but that’s life .

  5. For all we know this rumor is probably been put out by Lisbon ?
    They don’t want carvalho to go ?
    He’s coming to us this week if all the talk is correct ?
    Not long to wait now , go get him Bilbo this guy is better than matic imo 😉

  6. Kev has a semi 😂😂
    Noble down just Poppadom to go 😃

  7. There’s still the noblettes fan club rads 😂
    But as kev was the chairman , it could cause anarchy on the terrace’s 😂😂😂

  8. This is fake news if we believe the article..

  9. I don’t know why, just a gut feeling, but I’ve a nasty feeling Carvalho will be a replacement for Kouyate and his ‘dodgy’ knee.

  10. How bigs your gut Condor,i need to gauge how serious your feeling is 😁
    Dont see it myself.Carvalho just sits in front of the back four a lot of the time where as Kouyate gets up & down the pitch.Well lets put it this way it wont be a like for like replacement for Kouyate imo 😃

  11. They would want more than that for 2 agree w Laz this is created.
    I hope Carvalho works out tho. Worries for this season in mid and Defence.

  12. We are apparently looking at Fejsa too along with for mentioned Porto’s Pereira. Think Carvalho’s age and experience would be best bet but good for back up plan if true…


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