West Ham United Statement: Sporting Clube de Portugal

London Stadium

West Ham and Sporting Clube de Portugal acknowledge that a breakdown in communication based in contacts between representatives from both Clubs in respect of a possible transfer of William Carvalho was the cause of a misunderstanding.

Subsequent to this, the Clubs have had positive communications and the matter is now resolved.  On this basis, friendly relations between the Clubs will resume and there will be no barriers to both Clubs negotiating or working together in the future.