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Arsenal Given Massive Boost as Sporting Lisbon Put £24m Gunners Target Up for Sale

Emirates Stadium side encouraged to make fresh bid.

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Having failed with a previous bid for Portuguese enforcer William Carvalho reports in the Metro suggest that Arsenal may well revisit the possibility of such a move after Sporting Lisbon put the midfielder up for sale.

The Gunners offered £24m for the youngster last week only to be told that the player would only leave if hi £35m release clause was triggered but now the Primeira Liga side are apparently desperate to sell the 22 year old and as such could accept less.

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Arsenal could well do with a fresh defensive midfield option with Wenger’s only players for such a role coming in the form of holding midfielder Mikel Arteta and battler Mathieu Flamini.

Carvalho impressed greatly at Sporting Libson last term, helping his side to a second place finish, and was part of Paulo Bento’s 2014 World Cup finals squad.

Wenger has already spent upwards of £60m to bring in Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers and as such will probably look to get Carvalho for a great deal less than his inflated release clause.

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