£30m Ace ‘Has Heart Set’ On Arsenal Move, Wenger To Bid In January

By on September 5, 2014

William Carvalho has his ‘heart set’ on a move to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger gets set to renew his interest in the £30m-rated midfielder when the window re-opens in January.

We were strongly linked with a move for Carvalho throughout the summer months and had at least one bid rejected, with Sporting Lisbon turning down our £20m offer back in July.

Arsene tried his luck again during the final stages of the summer window but was unable to agree a deal, with reports suggesting it was mainly due to the fact that an investment company owns 40% of the 22-year-old’s economic rights.

Carvalho has a buy-out clause worth £30m written into his contract, but Sporting were believed to have reduced their asking price to nearer £24m as they are desperate to sell to help ease their financial woes, but the investment company apparently complicated negotiations.

However, the Metro claim that we’ll resurrect our interest in January and suggest that Carvalho has a ‘heart set’ on a move to the Emirates, so hopefully he’ll be prepared to force a move this time around.

I was gutted we didn’t sign a defensive midfielder in the summer window so fingers crossed Arsene does renew his interest in Carvalho as he’d be an excellent addition.

With no centre-back signed either on Monday, we’re short in defence and Carvalho can play at centre-back as well if needed, so he’d be perfect to fill both roles and he’d give us a real powerful presence in the middle of the park.


  1. Yawn

    September 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    By January, City or Chelsea will need re-inforcements and offer £10m more than Arsenal.
    Should’ve bagged him now!

  2. will

    September 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    If a striker wasn’t bought that would have been big noise now defender

  3. Lazarus odhis the Kenyan Arsenal general.

    September 6, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Cavalho will benefit us immensely.This will see Wenger shift to 4-1-4-1 with him as the sole defensive cover in midfield.Ozil and co will concentrate in what they do best,creating and scoring goals.This will absolutely turn us into serious title contenders. LOL!

    • sean

      September 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      why? LOL???what’s wrong with us challenging for the title?

    • jon fox

      September 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      We will be too far off the pace by New Year. Already 4 points behind Chelsea and should have bid more and much earlier for Carvalho.

  4. libertytopten

    September 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Arsenal really need defensive midfielder to cover for them.

  5. Sansi-j

    September 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    i agree with u all.

  6. LOLpundit

    September 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Its the same story again and again. We do everything secretly? we don’t meet evaluation? we wait then someone nicks them. We end with average player. Everyone happy with the bargain deal. Why buy Eden Hazaed when you can get cheaper Gervinho.


  7. bonaroca

    September 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Bonaroca : I will keep my fingers crossed that Mr Wenger will sign Carvalho
    in January at all coss.

  8. The BearMan

    September 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Should we get out the violin now? But I guess we all have heard the noises before.

  9. ernest

    September 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    We all have to support the curent team.gunners 4 life

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