Sporting CP's president has hinted that he would be willing to do business with West Ham again in future windows, if the Hammers are able to put the the fallout of a controversial summer between the two clubs behind them.
Sporting CP's outspoken president Bruno de Carvalho - who famously labelled West Ham's owners David Sullivan and David Gold 'the Dildo Brothers' - took more shots at the club in an interview with IBTimes over a perceived lack of professionalism in their pursuit of William Carvalho in the summer.
However, he admitted he would work with West Ham again to secure a future deal.
West Ham's side of the story claimed that the transfer for the Portuguese defensive midfielder fell through on deadline day due to Carvalho running out of time to complete his medical. However, this claim did nothing but elicit a passion-felt response from Sporting CP president.
Sporting CP's directors rejected West Ham's claim that Carvalho's transfer collapsed due to not enough time being allocated for a medical.
While De Carvalho has now hinted that the West Ham hierarchy are still withholding the truth over what really happened during their summer negotiations, he is ready to reopen talks with the prospect of his club's player making the switch to the Premier League.
"There was this soap regarding West Ham, but it is not interesting, it is not important because there was nothing," he said.
"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."
Sporting CP chief calling David Gold & David Sullivan "the Dildo Brothers" is so good I may never attempt to think of an insult again— Andrew Headspeath (@Andy_Headspeath) September 6, 2017
When asked if he would be open to doing business with West Ham again, De Carvalho responded: "If we close this soap that is not interesting,"
"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."