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 William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bruno Fernandes and Dutch striker Das Bost have all filed notice with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission to break their contracts.  Goalkeeper Rui Patricio and forward Daniel Podence have already left while manager Jorge Jesus has departed and signed a deal with Saudi club Al-Hilal.  The turmoil comes in the wake of the club president’s comments and clashes with the fans.  Last month 50 fans forced their way onto the training pitch and attacked players and staff with Bost picking up a head injury.  More than 20 suspects were detained by police following the incident. Club president Bruno De Carvalho criticised the players following the Europa League defeat to Atletico Madrid, picking out individuals on social media “Living a game from far away costs a lot more, but seeing gross mistakes from international and experienced players still adds to the suffering," he said.  And today it has emerged he will resign if the players reverse their decisions to leave.  De Carvalho had rejected calls by senior club members to stand down, accusing his critics of blackmail and "a concerted attack on Sporting".  But after Monday's move by Dost, Martins, Fernandes and Carvalho, the president told reporters: "We will resign if the athletes write a letter to Sporting saying, firstly, that if this management quits they will reverse their terminations and play for Sporting .  Secondly, if we run and get elected again, they maintain their contracts." De Carvalho has refused to accept the legitimacy of a proposed vote on June 23 to depose him and his colleagues, following a tumultuous season which culminated in a shock defeat in the Portuguese Cup final by underdogs Desportivo Aves, five days after the fans' attack.  In April, the president threatened to suspend almost the entire first-team squad and lashed out at the players, calling them "spoilt children", according to text messages cited by Patricio in his resignation letter.  It is unclear whether the president's new offer will persuade the players to change their minds - none has been available for comment.  Sporting are one of Portugal's big three clubs, along with Benfica and Porto, having won the Primeira Liga 18 times, as well as the European Cup Winners' Cup, and have never been relegated in the league's 84-year history. 

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