Sporting Lisbon have had a fair share of quality talent produced who are making their mark all around the world. It seems that every week, Manchester United send scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon in action. And every week, it is claimed the man most likely to be their reason for travel is William Carvalho.
With a €45million release-clause in his contract, the 21-year-old will not come cheap, but United are in desperate need of a quality midfielder and Carvalho could well be that man.
However, Arsenal could throw a considerable spanner in the works with reports claiming they too are considering a move for the player.
The stories first came out at the start of December, with the Express claiming Arsenal were just as keen as United to sign one of Sporting’s lowest-paid players.
The intriguing news is that the Portuguese newspaper Record has confirmed that Arsenal scouts were available in the ground to have a look at the player. Although it is still a secret that whether Arsene Wenger or David Moyes are keeping tabs on him but with January transfer window approaching both the club have a strong decision to make.