Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has been attracting attentions of top Premier League clubs for a while, and as per the latest report from Portuguese newspaper, A Bola, Arsenal have joined the race with Manchester United and Chelsea to sign the youngster.
In October, Portugal newspaper Record reported that Manchester United are monitoring the player closely. Carvalho has established himself as one of the important players in the team with his virtuoso performances this campaign and he has a contract till 2018, with a release clause of €45m.
Arsenal scout Francis Cagigal was in Alvalade watching Carvalho and according to the report, he was very much impressed with the youngster’s performance.
Manchester United scouts were also present in Alvalade once again to observe the player. Sporting has suffered a financial loss in the current fiscal year and therefore could be willing to sell the player, provided the clause is activated. On November, we reported that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is taking a keen interest on the player as well.