Everton and West Ham have been dealt huge blows in their respective pursuits of William Carvalho and Javier Pastore. The clubs had been hoping to sign a player each, but they’ve both reportedly chosen to head over to the Serie A instead.
As both the Hammers and the Toffees look to avoid repeats of last season’s flirting with relegation, they turn to the transfer market under new managers – Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham) and Marco Silva (Everton) – looking to recruit ahead of a tough Premier League campaign.
West Ham had been hopeful of completing an £18m move for Pastore, but became locked in talks with the player after having a bid accepted. The Argentinian refused to budge on his wage demands (of course, having earned huge sums of money at PSG), and now it looks like he’s on his way to Roma.
That is, according to CdS. The out of favour midfielder will make the switch for