Man United Set to Confirm £35m Enforcer Signing

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Old Trafford side close in on Portuguese international.

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Man United have sealed the deal to sign highly rated Portuguese defensive midfielder William Carvalho with Football Direct News claiming that the agreement will be officially announced by the Old Trafford club at the end of the current campaign.

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David Moyes is to splash out £35m to land the Sporting Lisbon youngster, who’s form has helped his side mount a genuine Primeira Liga title challenge whilst also separating Portuguese big boys Benfica and FC Porto in the table.

His displays have also led to a call-up to the Portuguese national team set-up and will almost certainly see him secure a spot in Paulo Bento’s 2014 World Cup finals squad.

Moyes could well do with a steely presence in the centre of the park as attempts to use Belgian Marouane Fellaini in a holding role have thus failed to bear fruit.

One imagines that the Man United manager will look to bring in a number of additions this summer though the lack of a Champions League berth may well lead to some targets proving tougher to acquire than others.

Man United maintain a strong relationship with Sporting Lisbon, having signed the likes of Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo from the Estádio José Alvalade side.

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