The Portuguese press claim the Hammers offered Lisbon €2m for a season-long loan and then an obligation to buy in January 2018 for €25m which still didn’t match Lisbon’s £40m valuation of the player.
Reportedly, the late bid was rejected and the Hammers gave up their pursuit of the defensive midfielder, who went on to bag a goal and an assist for the national side in their World Cup qualifying win over the Faroe Islands last night (Thursday).
Monaco were also linked with making a late swoop worth €35m but that was also rejected by Sporting.
West Ham were supposedly close to signing the midfielder for well over three weeks before his current club decided to up the stakes towards a £40m deal for Carvalho, a figure the Hammers were not willing to match.
Carvalho was desperate for the deal to go through after a number of missed opportunities to sign for Premier League cubs but once again, has been left frustrated and Sporting Lisbon now owe him £5m as a result of the failed switch to east London.