Three alternatives West Ham should sign if they miss out on William Carvalho

Hardly a straight swap, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Make a list of the defensive midfielders currently in ’s squad. I’ll do it for you. Pedro , Cheikhou , Mark , Emilison Fernandes. That is four solid options in one position, with only two at most likely to be fielded at any one time.

What really need is a dynamic midfielder who is capable of both sitting and providing a potent attacking threat, something out-of-favour City star Fabian Delph is exactly that. One of England’s most talented and unlucky talents, Delph would be an excellent addition for the Hammers and would add an new dimension to Slaven Bilic’s midfield.