Man United & Liverpool Set for £35m BATTLE in Pursuit of Excellent Enforcer

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Old Trafford and Anfield outfits in fight to capture Sporting Lisbon star.

Man United & Liverpool are both in pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho according to the Daily Mail.

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The 22 year old Portuguese international’s contract has a £35m release clause written into it though this source claims the tough tackler could leave for less due to third party ownership complications.

Carvalho rose to prominence last season, as he helped Sporting to a runners-up finish in the Primeira Liga, and was then part of Paulo Bento’s national team squad at the 2014 World Cup finals and is a player who could certainly do a solid job at either Old Trafford or Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring in further central midfield options in lieu of Steven Gerrard’s imminent move to the LA Galaxy whilst Louis van Gaal appears to want to strengthen this area of his Man United squad also.

One imagines the carrot of Champions League qualification could be key to either side’s advances with the two sides separated by just two points in the Premier League table at present.

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