Moyes desperate to sign £37m man William Carvalho at Manchester United, West Ham move inevitable

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,...

David Moyes wanted West Ham target William Carvalho at Manchester United.

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,...

David Moyes was appointed as West Ham manager this week with the aim of dragging the side up the table after their poor start to the season.

There are conflicting reports over how much he will have to spend in January, with it suggested he may have to sell to buy.

One player they came close to spending big money on in the summer was William Carvalho, the highly touted Sporting Club de Portugal midfielder.

Portugal's midfielder William Carvalho attends a training session ahead of the Russia 2017 Confederation Cup football tournament in Kazan on on June 16, 2017.

The Sun reported in September that Carvalho was still keen to join the Hammers in January despite a war of words between the two clubs over his botched move.

Carvalho is particularly interesting to new manager David Moyes, as he almost managed him at Manchester United.

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes is pictured before the start of a League Cup semi-final first leg match between Sunderland and Manchester Utd at the Stadium of Light in...

Shortly before he was fired at Old Trafford, Carvalho was lined up by Moyes as his very first summer signing as he headed into his second season.

Moyes held talks with Carvalho's agent and the move was expected to be a formality before he was fired, and replacement Louis van Gaal decided against bringing him in.

It will be particularly disappointed to Moyes now that West Ham failed to sign the defensive midfielder this summer, but providing the funds can be made available, a second look from the manager and club look inevitable.

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