According to reports in Portugal, Everton are in pole position to sign Sporting CP star William Carvalho, and fans are desperate to sign the midfielder.
A report in last week’s A Bola claimed Everton have moved ahead of West Ham and Inter Milan in the race for William Carvalho.
The towering midfielder has had another good season in Portugal, and has been constantly linked with moves to the Premier League since his impressive showing at Euro 2016.
The Toffees sent scouts to watch the 26 year-old in action recently against Benfica, and the report claims they have a “clear intention” to sign the midfielder.
Carvalho is an extremely effective defensive midfielder, and could potentially form a devastating partnership with Idrissa Gueye, or even replace the wiry midfielder if he leaves the club.
Carvalho is averaging 1.8 tackles per game in all competitions this season, along with 1.1 interceptions, 1.3 clearances and an impressive 88.5 per cent pass completion rate.
Fans have been voting on whether they should sign the Portuguese international, who will likely cost more than €30million (£26.4m), and a whopping 80 per cent said they would back a summer swoop.
You can find the full poll results for yourself below…