Reports: Despite £20m West Ham bid, Bruno Fernandes reverses controversial contract decision

Portugal's midfielder Bruno Fernandes stands prior to the international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands at Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on March 26, 2018.

Sporting's Bruno Fernandes may have ruled out a move to West Ham United.

Sporting's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring a goal during the Europa League Round of 32 second leg football match between Sporting CP and FC Astana at the...

According to A Bola, Sporting playmaker Bruno Fernandes has reversed his contract decision and will now stay with the club after a controversial summer.

Whilst the World Cup has dominated the footballing landscape this summer, Portugues giants Sporting have endured a dramatic summer that few clubs are likely to ever witness themselves.

Having been attacked by Sporting fans at the club's training ground, a host of players terminated their contracts with the club, with goalkeeper Rui Patricio moving on to Wolverhampton Wanderers and midfielder William Carvalho poised for Real Betis.

Bruno Fernandes was another star to motion that he was leaving the club, but A Bola now report that he has been convinced to reverse his decision and stay at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

With president Bruno de Carvalho ousted in favour of Sousa Cintra, Fernandes has now decided to stay, with the report claiming that he has snubbed English interest in order to stay put.

Sky Sports recently reported that West Ham have offered £20million for Fernandes, with Sporting looking for £25million in compensation as a halfway point between his free agent status and his market value.

Portugal's midfielder Bruno Fernandes stands prior to the international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands at Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on March 26, 2018.

Now though, with Fernandes willing to commit to his original Sporting contract, Sporting are back in a position to command a huge fee for the playmaker, who has an £88million release clause in his deal.

Fernandes, 24, joined Sporting from Sampdoria last summer and starred with 16 goals and 20 assists in all competitions last term, and featured for Portugal at this summer's World Cup in Russia – but seemingly won't be joining West Ham.

Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Portugal during the Friendly match between Sporting CP and AS Monaco at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 22, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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