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Arsenal Line Up New £20m Offer For Portugal Midfield Enforcer Carvalho

Wenger back in for Sporting Lisbon star.

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Arsenal are preparing a new £20 million offer for defensive midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, report the Mail, as Arsene Wenger gives serious consideration to bringing in a new central player before the transfer window slams shut on Monday evening.

Carvalho has been consistently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium throughout the summer, but Arsene Wenger has thus far held fire on backing this up with a concrete bid that is likely to tempt Sporting Lisbon into selling, with the Portuguese club likely to see Carvalho as their key asset and vital to their chances of challenging Benfica and FC Porto for the league title this season.

Sporting are also competing in the group stages of the Champions League and, having secured the loan return of Nani from Manchester United, will be keen not to give up the feel good factor without a fight.

The report suggests that Wenger seems extremely keen on bring in a new central midfielder before the closure of the transfer window on Monday evening, with Vfl Wolfsburg star Luiz Gustavo and fellow Bundesliga man Lars Bender also linked, but it would appear that Carvalho is the most likely new faces to be arriving in North London – as long as Sporting are willing to accept the Gunners’ £20m offer.

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