West Ham United have pulled out of a deal to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon according sources close to Sky Sports.
A ‘senior official’ at the club has told the media giant that the club have pulled out of the deal for a number of reasons, including both the price and the midfielders lack of immediate availability.
“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-six weeks to be ready to play for us.”
The deal to take Carvalho to the London Stadium was thought to be worth around £40m, which would have set a new club record, eclipsing the fee paid by the club to sign Marko Arnautovoc from Stoke City earlier this summer.
West Ham have also been linked with Sunderlands £20m rated midfielder Didier Ndong.