Arsenal Close In On €28m Deal For Man Utd Target – Reports

By on July 2, 2015

There are further reports doing the rounds today suggesting that Arsenal are closing in on a €28m deal to sign Portugal U-21 star William Carvalho ahead of rivals Manchester United.

Speculation earlier this week claimed that Arsene Wenger had renewed his interest in Carvalho after going cold on potential deals for Morgan Schneiderlin and Arturo Vidal.

The Telegraph now suggest that the boss has stepped-up his interest after sending scouts to watch the 23-year-old in action during Portugal’s European U-21 Championship final defeat to Sweden.

Carvalho impressed again in the centre of the park and despite missing the crucial spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out defeat, the Sporting Lisbon star was named ‘Player of the Tournament’.

The newspaper says that United also had scouts in the stands to watch Carvalho but with Louis van Gaal focussing his efforts on landing Schneiderlin, the Telegraph believe that Arsenal are in pole position to sign the Portuguese youngster and a €28m (£19.8m) deal is now looking increasingly likely.

Usually this would be exciting news but unfortunately the Telegraph cite the Daily Star as their source, and after digging a little deeper it appears the story originates from Portuguese paper O Jogo – who simply claim that scouts from Arsenal and United were at the final in midweek.

So although it appears we are showing an interest in signing Carvalho, the papers seem to be jumping the gun a little by suggesting a deal is on the cards.

We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming weeks but I have a feeling Arsene is going to take his time and assess his current options in pre-season before making any further additions in midfield.

However, I do think we’ll eventually bring someone in, it’s just a case of who the boss ends up going for.

I’ve said for weeks that my preferred option would be Schneiderlin but it looks like Arsene is having second thoughts on the Southampton star and he could now be off to United.

That could work out in our favour if we decide to go for Carvalho though, and the Portuguese youngster would certainly be an exciting signing if we could pull it off.

Let’s see what happens…..


  1. Ahmed Alex

    July 2, 2015 at 9:55 am

    mr wenger kindly sign william & a good striker like kareem benzema and forget about Napoli striker Higuain

  2. Felix Adedeji

    July 2, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Cavalho definitely a better option than morgan. He is more defensive and moreso younger.

  3. Iyowuna George I

    July 2, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Arsene Wenger and the entire Arsenal board of directors, please ensure that no player should slip-off your grip in the transfer market, please. Do not let go any resourceful player to any other interested clubs for whatever reasons. Go for whoever player you/fans wanted, pull the deal through and finalized deal immediately. Thank you.

  4. Richard Lungu

    July 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Mr. Wenger please buy quality players like Vagas from Napoli.

  5. Pauper Nuuyoma

    July 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Please the whole Arsenal management consider us also supporters” we are tired of every player you mention always ends-up going with other big teams. We want Vidal and Benzema please please we need to win Chelsea and the two Man’ to win the league pls

  6. chris jonas bob

    July 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    we wont striker and dm to fire us to the title

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