Arsenal deep in Carvalho negotiations, Sporting want players in return

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo have an update on William Carvalho and a possible transfer to Arsenal this summer. The British press have picked up many things from O Jogo over the past few months on Carvalho and this latest news will be no different.

It's claimed that Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon are in deep talks regarding the transfer of Carvalho. Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho has made it known he'll accept €30m to €35m which is much less than the midfielder's €45m buyout clause and much more realistic.

That was already suspected and reported by the Portuguese press but on Monday they say Bruno de Carvalho wants more from Arsenal, in the form of one or two players going permanently or on loan. Unlike the Nani move as part of the Marcos Rojo deal, those are more likely to be younger players and it could be something to benefit Arsenal and get some of their young talent a few games.

Previous reports in Portugal claimed that Bruno de Carvalho had stopped talks with Arsenal after they asked to pay €30m in instalments. Manchester United are paying for Rojo in instalments so perhaps the president is softening to the idea of that. It's not a case of either Manchester United or Arsenal lacking the cash to do deals but it looking prettier on balance sheets.

O Jogo mentioned several young Arsenal players as possible candidates for a loan move. Those are Sanogo, Coquelin, Gnabry and Miyaichi.

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