William Carvalho: West Ham close in on £30m Sporting Lisbon midfielder

William Carvalho
Carvalho made his Portugal debut in 2013

West Ham are closing in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho for an expected £30m.

The Hammers have had one bid rejected for the 25-year-old, but manager Slaven Bilic is hopeful of concluding a transfer.

Carvalho was part of Portugal's triumphant Euro 2016 squad and also featured in their third-place finish at the Confederations Cup this summer.

He has scored one goal in 37 international appearances.

Bilic signed forwards Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, for £20m and £16m respectively, and goalkeeper Joe Hart on loan this summer.

However, a side containing Hart and Hernandez lost 4-0 at Manchester United in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

Sofiane Feghouli has joined Galatasaray for a reported £4m, after a season at the Hammers.

The Algerian winger scored four goals in 27 appearances, after joining from Valencia in June 2016.

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