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West Ham in talks to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon

Sporting CP midfielder William Carvalho from Portugal during the Friendly match between Sporting CP and AS Monaco
Image: West Ham are hoping to secure a deal to sign William Carvalho

West Ham are in talks to sign midfielder William Carvalho but are yet to strike a deal with Sporting Lisbon, according to Sky sources.

The Portugal international is understood to want a move to the Premier League and has a £40m release clause in his contract.

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Sky Sports News understands West Ham are confident they can secure a deal for Carvalho, but are hoping to pay less than his release fee.

The 25-year-old, who helped Portugal win Euro 2016, is a product of the Sporting academy and has scored nine goals in 137 appearances since making his first-team debut in 2011.

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Sporting have recently signed midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia as a potential replacement for Carvalho.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has made five major signings ahead of the new Premier League, with Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Sead Haksabanovic arriving at the London Stadium.

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