Arsenal ready to bid £37m for Sporting midfielder

According to reports in the Metro, Arsenal have lodged a bid of £28.5m for midfielder William Carvalho.

The 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder put in a stand out performance for Portugal U21’s against England on Thursday, demonstrating why Wenger is preparing to table such a substantial bid for the player.

His performances for both his national and club side have enhanced his reputation as one of the most sought after players in Europe.

According to reports in the Sun, Arsenal will need to put in a bid of £37m to trigger the 23 year old’s release clause, but Wenger is willing to splash the cash.

Whilst it is expected that Sporting would be willing to accept the offer, Manchester United and Louis van Gaal remain very keen on Carvalho’s signature.

Wenger has been tracking the midfielder for the past two years and is determined not to miss out on him to one of their rivals.

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