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Arsenal face competition from Chelsea for £35m rated William Carvalho
Despite strong interest from North London in the Sporting Lisbon midfielder it is the Blues who are closest to making a bid for the 22-year-old.
Reports from Portuguese daily A Bola says that the West Londoners are keen on Carvalho as they look to bolster their already strong squad.
The Portugal international has been impressive for Sporting over the past 12 months and has also attracted interest from Manchester United.