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Slaven Bilic insists he will not be going public on the reasons for why West Ham failed to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho in the summer.
"The thing which has dominated the last week or so has been our attempt to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, an attempt that ultimately failed," Bilic wrote in the London Evening Standard.
"There has been much said and written since. There is much I could say but I don't want to, not because I am afraid to have my say but because that is not my style. I haven't said anything before and I don't want to start now.
"It was disappointing that we didn't sign Carvalho because it looked as though it was going to happen and that defensive midfield position was one I have wanted to strengthen for some time. But it doesn't mean that, because we didn't sign him, we haven't done good business this summer."