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15th Aug, 2017 | 2:25pm

West Ham insider answers fan question asking for the latest on Carvalho

By Harvey Byrne

West Ham want to get a deal done for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho so that he can face Southampton on Saturday, according to a club insider.

ExWHUemployee, who has proven to be a reliable source of Hammers information has claimed on their personal Twitter account that the east London club want the 25-year-old to play in their next fixture against the Saints.

The insider’s response came after a supporter asked for the latest on the once thought bright prospect.

The update follows a report from the Daily Mail claiming that Carvalho would fly out to London this week after West Ham launched a near-£40million bid.

However, there was no mention of the club wanting the enforcer to play against Southampton, which would prove to be a bold move given he would have had just a matter of days to work with his new teammates.

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But, Carvalho was once thought of as one of Europe’s brightest young talents and despite not reaching that potential he is still a highly talented player and Slaven Bilic must feel he is a necessary addition to the Hammers’ midfield after their opening day 4-0 defeat against Manchester United.

In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have had a seven-figure bid rejected for this Spanish attacker.

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