Fulham not ready to sell Fabio Carvalho to West Ham with promotion worth around £170million
Fulham are not ready to do business with West Ham United or anyone this month over Fabio Carvalho, according to The Sun.
The Hammers are keen on the attacking midfielder, 18, but the Craven Cottage outfit are ready to hold on to him beyond the January transfer window despite the fact that his current contract expires at the end of 2021-22.
With Premier League promotion worth around £170million to Fulham, they believe no amount of money they could get for Carvalho right now would be worth that if they sell him, and the Hammers and co will have to look elsewhere in their bid to sign an attacker.
No one can blame Marco Silva’s side for wanting to keep their academy graduate, and the fact that they would be due compensation should he leave as a free agent gives them some cushion.
They sold Harvey Elliott to Liverpool last year via a tribunal, landing a fee rising to £4.3million, and West Ham could be forced to pay something close in the summer to get their man.
With seven goals and two assists to his name in 16 Championship appearances so far in 2021-22, it is clear to see why the teenage sensation is attracting the Hammers.
David Moyes could do with such an attacking option as he aims to guide his team to a top-four finish after last season’s narrow miss.
Ending the campaign with silverware is also on his mind, but Carvalho is out of reach this month from the look of things, and West Ham will have to wait till summer to have a chance.
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