Arsenal have suffered another blow in their attempt to sign highly rated central midfielder William Carvalho, after Portugal club Sporting refused their latest offer, according to reports from A Bola.
According to the report, Arsenal have offered €25 million offer for William Carvalho, but Sporting are refusing to sell their prized asset for anything less than €45m, which is his buy-out clause.
Earlier this month, Portugal newspaper O Jogo claimed that Sporting are willing to do a business around €30m-35m.
The Portugal club owns 60% of the player’s economic rights while rest are owned by Sporting fund. Arsenal were willing to pay that amount in two lots which would leave Sporting with no profit what-so-ever.
The report doesn’t make it clear whether Arsenal have offered €25m direct payment or not. But the report does say that Sporting want him to stay as they want to build their team around him.