West Ham want to sign Real Betis ace William Carvalho this summer, according to a report from Transfer 20.
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The Hammers will also make Tomas Soucek’s loan deal a permanent on if they avoid relegation this season (Football.London).
Those two players would be very strong central midfield additions for West Ham.
But if David Moyes does bring in Carvalho and signs Soucek permanently, his engine room will be overloaded with talent.
Surely someone would have to be sacrificed.
Big-money sale on the cards?
And we think this could mean that the Hammers are open to selling Declan Rice.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Chelsea want to sign the 21-year-old West Ham ace.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail claims that Arsenal could make a move for the seven-capped England international.
But the Daily Star claims that the east London outfit will only sell Rice if their £80 million valuation is met.
Huge fee hard to turn down
Now, West Ham absolutely must do everything they can to keep hold of the 21-year-old. But they will find it incredibly hard to resist a bid in the region of £80 million.
Hammers fans will hate the idea of the England international leaving the London Stadium. He is West Ham’s best player after-all.
Much will depend on how hard the east Londoners have been hit financially from the global health crisis.
If David Sullivan has the chance to sell a player he snapped up for nothing for £80 million, or anything near that amount, he will surely decide to move Rice on.
That will be a real shame.
But bringing in Carvalho and Soucek on permanent deals would certainly soften the blow.