West Ham United’s move for Portugal midfielder William Carvalho depends on them offloading wingers Sofiane Feghouli and Robert Snodgrass as manager Slaven Bilic looks to raise funds for the player, according to a report on the Evening Standard.
The Hammers have been monitoring Carvalho for some time and are now ready to make an official approach for the player with Bilic willing to make a club-record £25 million bid for the midfielder.
The Sporting Lisbon player is open to a move to the Premier League but the London club are waiting for Feghouli’s £4.5 million transfer to Galatasaray to go through, while Snodgrass is a target for Championship side Aston Villa.
Carvalho has a £39.5 million release clause in his contract and that fee is what put off several top European clubs from pursuing him but West Ham are confident that could be completed this summer.
The midfielder was part of the squad that won the 2016 European Championship and has featured for his country 37 times.
The Hammers have already had a very successful transfer window after signing Marko Arnautovic from fellow Premier League club Stoke City and Javier Hernandez from German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.