Arsenal eyes Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho

Arsenal have made a fresh enquiry for Sporting Lisbon's £35million-rated midfielder William Carvalho.

The Gunners are looking to sign a defensive midfielder and are keen on taking the 22-year-old to the Emirates.

However, It is understood Sporting are looking for an offer closer to the €45m (£35.6m) release clause he has in his current contract.

The Portugal international, who played the full 90 minutes in Portugal's final group game of the World Cup, has been a long-term target for Manchester United and now Arsenal have joined the chase.