Porto have no intention of negotiating a deal with West Ham for right-back Wilson Manafá after reports of the Hammers interest in England.
That’s according to O Jogo, who cover Porto’s stance on the matter and say the Portuguese side are not interested in a deal.
A report in England claimed that West Ham had identified the 26-year-old right-back, who made 45 appearances in all competitions for Porto this season.
The Hammers are keen to sign a right-back this summer after Pablo Zabaleta’s departure and have been heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Montiel.
However, it is Manafá who is reportedly at the top of their list, with David Moyes’ side having already sent ‘polls’ to ask about his availability.
O Jogo report those will be met with a firm rejection.
They explain that Porto do not consider it ‘part of their plans’ to negotiate for Manafá, who is valued at around €3.2m.
They believe the player still has an ‘important role’ to play in the team, something he demonstrated this season, while he is also ‘trusted’ by manager Sergio Conceição.
Thus, they are not keen to even negotiate a potential sale, suggesting West Ham may be best turning their attention elsewhere.