Arsenal prepare €30m bid for William Carvalho

Arsenal are preparing a €30m bid for Sporting Lisbon starlet William Carvalho, as Arsene Wenger closes in on that elusive defensive midfielder signing.

The 21-year-old is widely regarded as an up and coming star of the future in Portugal, and featured for his country at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Carvalho has already been heavily linked with a move to England, as Manchester United have been credited with an interest in acquiring the player’s services.