William Carvalho still wants to go to West Ham and the Portugal enforcer still wants to make the move, according to the Daily Mirror.
The transfer collapsed in the final week of the transfer deadline and the bad blood between the two clubs has been made public.
West Ham claimed to have offered £23million to be paid in three instalments but Sporting claimed they never received an official bid for the 25-year-old midfielder.
Sporting chief Bruno de Carvalho threatened to report the Londoners to world governing body FIFA over an alleged illegal approach.
De Carvalho then claimed West Ham fans call their owners David Sullivan and David Good “the dildo brothers” and asked for proof of their offer.
“Instead of spouting off, West Ham’s offer should be shown. Where is it? What proof is there,” De Carvalho said on Sporting TV.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 6, 2017
Sky Sports News then claimed to have obtained emails that prove West Ham did indeed bid for Portugal star Carvalho.
Whatever the truth is the fact remains that there has been a complete breakdown in relations between the clubs.
Slaven Bilic though is still understood to want Carvalho to partner Cheikhou Kouyate in the Hammers engine room and the report claims the deal “is set to be reignited in January”.
It means West Ham will have to draw a line under the spat if they are to revive a deal for the player in the next windwow.