Ligue 1 champions Monaco are set to try and push through a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, according to reports.
French publication L’Equipe claim that Leonardo Jardim’s team have opened talks with the Portuguese club after West Ham’s move for the player hit a brick wall.
The French side have been linked with a move for Anderlecht’s Leander Dendoncker, yet L’Equipe report that the 25-year-old is the club’s first choice to strengthen their midfield.
However, just like the Hammers, agreeing a fee with Sporting could be rather difficult for Monaco.
Given West Ham had failed to agree on a fee for Carvalho, it seems that Monaco’s offer of €35million, with a further €6million in bonuses, will be turned down as it is below the club’s asking price.
Although it seemed that a move for Carvalho was dead, there is still a chance that the Hammers could try and push through a deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
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