According to the source O Jogo Gunners are again linked with a Portuguese sensation William Carvalho. Some reports from other sources have also been claiming that Arsenal’s scouts were present in an FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon game speculated to be eyeing Jackson Martinez and William Carvalho.
The midfielder, who plays for Sporting Lisbon, has become the third player from Portugal linked with Arsenal in the last 24 hours, the others being Porto’s Jackson Martinez and Benfica’s Rodrigo.
Although Carvalho has a hefty release clause of 40m which is not inside Wenger’s comfort zone as he is unlikely to break the bank for another player who is simply of not Mesut Ozil’s class.
Still only 21, Sporting Lisbon isn’t really all that keen on letting him go according to the report with their president saying, “We are not interested in the output of this player.”
Clubs do tend to release such statements which help them increasing the fee of the player. But Martinez is likely to leave Lisbon as previously he was linked with Manchester United.