William Carvalho still wants to go to West Ham — even though there has been a complete breakdown in relations between them and his current club, Sporting Lisbon.

Boss Slaven Bilic still wants the 25-year-old Portugal international to form a midfield partnership with Cheikhou Kouyate — and Carvalho remains keen on a move to the Premier League.

It means the deal, which was aborted on Deadline Day last month, is set to be reignited in January.

But it also means the Hammers could be forced to bury the hatchet with Sporting chief Bruno de Carvalho, despite the row which saw them threatening to sue the Portuguese club, and Sporting threatening to report the Londoners to world governing body FIFA over an alleged illegal approach.