Do Bilic comments about Carvalho suggest no late approach for Ndong?

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United (R) speaks to Edin Terzic, West Ham United first team coach (L) prior to a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the...

West Ham United have been linked with William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon and Sunderland’s Didier Ibrahim Ndong in the summer transfer window.

Slaven Bilic applauds his fans at the end of the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has told The Guardian that he is confident of securing the services of William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon in the summer transfer window.

According to The Guardian, West Ham thought that their offer of £32.5 million would be enough, but Sporting want £5m more for the 25-year-old defensive midfielder.

Bilic, though, is confident that the deal will go through, but the West Ham manager has admitted that if it does not, then the London club will not make a move for another defensive midfielder.

Sporting CP midfielder William Carvalho from Portugal  during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29, 2017 in Lisbon,...

“It’s hard to be objective,” Bilic told The Guardian regarding the signing of Carvalho. “But I am quite confident.”

“It’s too late for anything else, so no,” added Bilic when asked if West Ham could sign anyone else if Carvalho does not arrive. “That’s it. But I hope we are going to get him.”


Didier Ndong of Sunderland and Callum Reilly of Bury in action during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bury and Sunderland at Gigg Lane on August 10, 2017 in Bury, England.

According to The Guardian, West Ham are interested in signing Didier Ibrahim Ndong from Sunderland in the summer transfer window.

The Sunderland Echo has also claimed of the Hammers’ interest in the 23-year-old midfielder, but the report has stated that there have been no bids yet.

Bilic’s comments seem to suggest that West Ham will not make a move for Ndong if the London club fails to sign Carvalho.

That can only be good news for the Black Cats, who need all of their best players in the team in order to finish in the top two of the Championship this season.

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