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West Ham end William Carvalho interest as they pull out of Sporting Lisbon transfer talks after refusing to meet £40million price-tag

 

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic was eager to boost quality of squad with Carvalho but will now look elsewhere for new midfielder

Sky Sports claims the Hammers have decided to pull out of talks for the midfielder after failing to settle on a fee with Sporting.

West Ham have pulled out of a deal for William Carvalho

West Ham have pulled out of a deal for William Carvalho

The Hammers had been desperate to sign the Sporting Lisbon midfielder

The Hammers had been desperate to sign the Sporting Lisbon midfielder

The Portuguese giants were demanding an eye-watering £40million for Carvalho.

But West Ham were reluctant to pay that much for the anchorman and will now look at other options before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.

A source was quoted as saying: “He just got too expensive and you have to say no sometimes.

“Also, he’s not trained for three weeks. He has done no pre-season training – so he might have needed four to six weeks to be ready to play for us.”

Speaking yesterday about the situation, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic said: “[There’s] nothing new (about the situation).

“It is a position we have been trying to do that (strengthen) for a couple of seasons now.

West Ham refused to meet his £40m price-tag

West Ham refused to meet his £40m price-tag

Slaven Bilic will now have to look elsewhere for a new midfielder

Slaven Bilic will now have to look elsewhere for a new midfielder

“We need someone to boost our team, quality and everything. (If it falls through) I think you say OK,  no problem, we have good players.

“We are not talking about the quantity, we are not talking about boosting our squad. We are talking about boosting our game.

“The quality player not the quantity one. It is not easy to get them but we are doing our best.”

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4324136/west-ham-william-carvalho-sporting-lisbon-talks/

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