Gunners close in on first of many January signings.
Arsenal are reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho for around £25.5m, according to the Daily Star.
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The Portuguese international has long been tracked by some top clubs, with Chelsea and Manchester United also known to be big admirers of his.
However, a move to Arsenal is thought to be edging closer, with additional claims that Arsene Wenger could be ready to splash the cash on a number of other players this January.
Wenger is quoted as saying: “There is a need there [to buy], but the right opportunity has to come up.
“If you look at the number of games some players played and the injuries we have with [Jack] Wilshere, [Aaron] Ramsey and [Mikel] Arteta, we’re a bit short at the moment in midfield.”