The Croat is coming under increased pressure following his side’s third straight league defeat of the season on Saturday. The east Londoners were thrashed 3-0 by Newcastle in a limp display at St James’ Park which has some fans questioning Bilic’s ability to lead the team forward.
Bilic’s opposite number yesterday, Rafael Benitez, has become the frontrunner to take over the reigns at the London Stadium.
With just a few days remaining until the transfer window shuts at the end of the month, the Hammers are running out of time to get a deal for Carvalho over the line.
But the Portuguese midfielder may be forced to reevaluate his desire to join West Ham if the rumours over Bilic’s sacking intensify.
Carvalho’s proposed move to West Ham has been held up by disagreements over his transfer fee.
The Hammers are said to be growing increasingly frustrated with Sporting Lisbon’s negotiating tactics, accusing the Portuguese club of moving the goalposts over their asking price.
They have even sent out feelers about a move for Sunderland’s Didier Ndong as an alternative for the Euro 2016 winner.
But if Carvalho does not receive reassurances over who is manager will be should he make the switch to England, he may decide to simply stay put in Lisbon for now.
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