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Arsenal make Sporting Lisbon’s Portuguese star William Carvalho their top midfield target

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger reportedly preparing move to bring £27m-rated ace to the Emirates

ARSENAL are reportedly set to revive their efforts to sign Portugal star William Carvalho.

Arsene Wenger is believed to have made the Sporting Lisbon ace his top target as he aims to strengthen his midfield.

Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho

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Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho

Arsene Wenger has identified the star as his main midfield target

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Arsene Wenger has identified the star as his main midfield target

Portuguese news outlet Record claims that the Gunners are about to step-up their interest in the £27million-rated Carvalho.

The defensive midfielder, 25, has long been linked with a move to England as a number of Premier League clubs watched his progress.

And now he seems to be right back on the agenda for Wenger and Arsenal.


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The North London side could find themselves short in the middle of the park as Jack Wilshere looks set to depart for either West Ham or Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria.

They also accepted a £10m bid from Leicester for Mohamed Elneny, although the Egyptian rejected the move.

That seems to suggest that Wenger sees that area as a priority and has identified Carvalho as the man he wants.

Sporting Lisbon are likely to want around £27m for William Carvalho

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Sporting Lisbon are likely to want around £27m for William Carvalho

Carvalho has become a key player for the Portugal national side

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Carvalho has become a key player for the Portugal national side

He came close to tying up a move for him two years ago but was put off by Sporting’s demand for £35m.

The Emirates chief also remains confident of adding Monaco’s Thomas Lemar to his squad this summer.

Arsenal have had several bids rejected for the winger as the French champions hold out for a reported £80m.

Arsenal are confident Thomas Lemar wants to join the Gunners

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Arsenal are confident Thomas Lemar wants to join the Gunners

Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal for a club record £52.6m

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Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal for a club record £52.6m

Sead Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke this summer

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Sead Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke this summer

But the Gunners are confident that they will lower their demands and manage to get a deal over the line.

Wenger has already bolstered his squad with club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

And that followed his capture of Bosnia and Herzegovina international left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer.


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