Sporting Lisbon coach Jorge Jesus admits he cannot wait for the transfer window to slam shut on Thursday, ending West Ham’s pursuit of William Carvalho.
The 25-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham over the last few weeks, but Sporting have already rejected a bid from the Hammers.
The Portuguese giants are holding out for more money and there are suggestions that West Ham have ended their interest in the midfielder due to their financial demand.
But the uncertainty over Carvalho’s future is expected to continue until Thursday’s deadline and Jesus conceded that it has been affecting his squad.
Jesus told Sport TV: “I hope Thursday arrives so that we can get over these uncertainties and get more balance.
“It seems that these things don’t matter but it affects the group.”