Man United ready £22m bid after successful scouting mission

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Old Trafford side continue to pursue Sporting Lisbon star.

Man United are reportedly lining up a £22m bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho after their watching scouts were left impressed by his weekend display according to the Metro.

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The tough tackling Portuguese international helped his side to a runners-up finish in the Primeira Liga last term, before being named as part of Paulo Bento’s 2014 World Cup finals squad, and is now seemingly a player Louis van Gaal wants to bring to Old Trafford.

Van Gaal may well feel he could do with an out and out defensive midfielder with Dutchman Daley Blind being used in various roles since arriving at the club last summer.

Carvalho may well be tempted by a high-profile move and recent results have all but assured Man United of a return to Champions League action and this may well act as further motivation, should it be required, for the Sporting Lisbon man to push for a move to the Premier League giants.

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