West Ham interested in Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho

Sporting's midfielder William Carvalho celebrates
Image: Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho is attracting interest from West Ham

West Ham are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to Sky sources.

The Portugal international, who joined Sporting Lisbon in 2012, is understood to want a move to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who has scored nine goals in 137 appearances for the club in four seasons, has a £40m release clause in his contract which still has three years remaining.

JUNE 27: William Carvalho (L) of Portugal and Emre Can of Germany battle for the ball during the UEFA European
Image: The 25-year old has attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubs in the last two years

Angola-born Carvalho was an integral part of the Portugal team which won the European Championships in France last summer and has previously been linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United.

West Ham have already signed strikers Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic this summer, but manager Slaven Bilic is keen to add further options to his squad.

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