Sporting Lisbon have lowered their asking price for holding midfielder William Carvalho, opening the door for Arsenal to make a possible swoop, Express reports.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Carvalho all summer, and have been boosted by reports claiming Sporting will accept £24million for the Portuguese international, £11m less than the original fee.

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The Premiera Liga club do however want Carvalho to return back on loan for one additional season, until they can find an adequate replacement.

Several Arsenal players, such as Yaya Sanogo, Serge Gnarby and Francis Coquelin, are of interest to Sporting and could be used to sweeten the deal for Carvalho.

After chasing Sami Khedira and Morgan Schneiderlin for much of the summer, Arsene Wenger has made finding a defensive midfielder a top priority albeit with no success so far.

The Arsenal midfield is full of attacking talent with Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, and Aaron Ramsey all looking to make an impact in the final third.

However the London club do not possess a world class anchorman in their ranks, with Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta deemed by fans to be not at the same level as the likes of Man City’s Yaya Toure or Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.

 

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  • abhi
    4 months ago

    AW is useless. again fighhting for fourth. thats the best he can do.

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  • Daniel Victor
    4 months ago

    Okay – except that Arsenal need Carvalho now not in a season’s time.The next year may well be his best.

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    Mutsa Magadah
    4 months ago

    I’d rather Alex Song back. At least we actually know what he can do

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      André Hatlevik
      4 months ago

      Are you serious??? Alex Song barely made the squad any of the years in Barcelona FC and he sucked even more then Fabri last season and he had a worse season then Santi Cazorla!!!!! This player is one of the most promising prospects in football at the moment if you ever want to get a Vieira similar type of player well here he is on the table only 22 years old and whose idol was Vieira and he has many of the same strengths and abilities. Arsenal needs height we got goals against us on corners, free kick, long throws and crosses into the box all the time during last season and during pre season and i’m sick of it. If it’s something Arsenal FC have lacked for a long time it’s tall, strong and talented players. Before we had Adams, Campbell, Petit and Vieira the only we have now is a god damn slowpoke who runs slower then a dead corpse and has zero stamina called Per Mertesacker

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