The often reliable Jason Burt from the Telegraph claims West Ham have bid a club record €30 million (£27.1m) for the highly-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.
He says club representatives are currently in Lisbon attempting to close the deal for the Portuguese international and negotiations have been going on for more than a week. Sporting are attempting to hold out for €40m (£36.1m) but are aware that the 25-year-old is keen to finally move to the Premier League club.
He adds that It is not thought that West Ham will go as high as €40m for Carvalho but talks remain positive between the two clubs and sources close to the deal are optimistic it can be done.
The highly-rated midfielder, who has been linked to a number of big Premier League clubs in recent seasons, including Arsenal, is understood to be aware of the fact that he needs to move to further his career.
Get this one in the bag and then we will have 3 world class defensive midfielders
No place for Noble who should think about dropping down to the championship
Maybe part of the deal to get Jota ?
We have to move forward does not mater who the player is
Still think we are a bit slow in the centre of defence?
lol Bubs, I like the fact we are on site so to speak trying to thrash out a deal, this would be great business for us if we could secure him.
Quite agree, but this geezer puts all our holding players at risk, because he is that good. I will believe it when I see it, but I hope it happens. He not only destroys the enemy but he makes great passes and shots with both feet. He has real aggression, which is what we have been missing in the middle. Our defense would look better too with him protecting them.
The geezer is quality,why the hell would he want to come to us.Has he been taken hostage 😁
I will believe it when i see it but if we did sign him it would be absolutely top business.