The Gunners want Carvalho.
Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has attracted plenty of interest in recent times and Arsenal are looking to beat rivals Manchester United to his signature by making a £25.5m bid, reports CaughtOffside.
The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the 22-year-old, but with Arsene Wenger having revealed a defensive midfielder is a priority in the January transfer window it is he who has made the first move for the Portugal international.
Carvalho’s stock has greatly risen over the past two seasons and to date the midfield ace has played 54 times for Sporting in all competitions and has also earned nine caps for the Portuguese national team.
His ability to play in front of the back four or even in defence makes the player a very appealing option for Wenger, who also has some issues in his squad at the back.