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WILLIAM CARVALHO could be heading to Arsenal this summer, the bookies say.
Portuguese newspaper Record yesterday claimed the Gunners were in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a move for the 25-year-old.
BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion said: “Arsene Wenger looks to have reignited his interest in long-term target William Carvalho, with Arsenal now the 2/1 favourites to sign the defensive midfielder.
“Carvalho would be a crucial addition to the Arsenal setup and would sure up the midfield, fulfilling an important role in front of the back four.
The Gunners current crop of midfielders, including Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin, proved to be inconsistent last season so the 25-year-old Carvalho could be an ideal addition.”
Carvalho has a €45m (£40m) release clause in his contract, which expires in 2020.
However, reports yesterday claimed Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho is willing to cut a deal for £27m (€30m).
Arsene Wenger is keen to splash the cash and mount a Premier League title charge next season.