West Ham have announced that “friendly relations” with Sporting Lisbon have restored following a war of words over the potential transfer of William Carvalho in the summer.
The Portuguese club accused Hammers co-owner David Sullivan of lying and threatened to report the club over an illegal approach for Carvalho during the summer.
Meanwhile, emails from the London Stadium hierarchy saw details of the Hammers’ bids for the midfielder leak into the public domain.
However, West Ham now say that relations between the two clubs are now back on friendly terms.
A club statement read: "West Ham and Sporting Clube de Portugal acknowledge that a breakdown in communication based on contacts between representatives from both clubs in respect of a possible transfer of William Carvalho was the cause of a misunderstanding.
"Subsequent to this, the clubs have had positive communications and the matter is now resolved. On this basis, friendly relations between the clubs will resume and there will be no barriers to both clubs negotiating or working together in the future."
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