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Sporting Lisbon chief says there is hope for future West Ham deals

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Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho has said he hopes his club and West Ham can continue to work together in the future despite their high profile spat over the summer.

The Sporting chief was involved in a war of words with Hammers’ owners David Gold and David Sullivan following the failed transfer of William Carvalho to the London Stadium, infamously calling the duo the ‘dildo brothers’, referencing their ties to the sex industry.

While the club remain insistent the midfielder will not be making the switch to East London anytime in the near future, Bruno de Carvalho says he is prepared to wash his hands of the summers drama and rebuild the relationship between the two clubs.

“There was this soap regarding West Ham, but it is not interesting, it is not important because there was nothing,” he told IBTimes.

“English clubs do conduct themselves in a good way; they are not perfect but there is no perfection in the world. But it is good to work with them.”

He added: “If we close this soap [I will deal with West Ham again]. It is not good for anybody because the fans deserve better, the truth, our respect. The fans are the most important thing at the club.

“So if we finish what was a strange soap, let’s see. But I don’t know if they will finish, because it was very, very strange. But I continue with a very good impression of the English clubs.”

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