Gunners finally close to bringing in Portuguese ace.
Arsenal are said to be closing in on a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to reports in the Metro.
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The Gunners had a £24million bid rejected for Carvalho last week, but have been boosted by the news that Sporting have now put him up for sale.
But now reports close to the north London outfit are claiming that the two clubs are close to reaching an agreement to bring him to the Premier League.
Carvalho has a £37million buy out clause installed in his contract, but Sporting are said to be willing to sell for less and the Gunners are now closing in on a deal to snap him up from under the noses of Manchester United, who also held a long standing interest in the player.
Real Madrid are also said to be keen on the 22-year-old but it’s thought that Arsenal are the only team in negotiations to sign him.
Arsenal have been in desperate need for a tough-tackling defensive midfielder for some time now, and in Carvalho they would be landing one of the most highly rated players to come out of Portugal for a long time.