United target young midfielder.
Manchester United are said to be weighing up a summer move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho after the club’s scouts had him watched this weekend, according to the Metro.
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United boss David Moyes will be handed a substantial transfer war chest over the summer as he prepares to overhaul his squad in the face of what could turn out to be a very disappointing season for the defending champions.
His midfield has drawn a particular amount of criticism and Moyes is desperate to add a dominant force into the squad and has targeted the young Sporting star as the ideal man to do so.
Carvalho has often been compared to Patrick Vieira thanks to his powerful presence and dominant displays in Lisbon’s midfield.
And according to reports in Portugal, United have had their eye on the player for several months now and even spent time watching him during the side’s goalless draw with Academica on Sunday afternoon.
However, Carvalho will cost the Premier League side a hefty price as he is under contract until 2018 and has an astounding £37m buyout clause in his deal.
Arsenal and Chelsea are also said to be interested in landing his signature too.
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