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Wenger Hopeful Deal Will Be Agreed After Arsenal Make €27m Bid For Man Utd Target

Arsenal have tabled an improved offer to Sporting Lisbon worth €27 million for Manchester United target William Carvalho, according to reports today.

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal have made an improved bid for a Man Utd target.

William Carvalho Sporting Lisbon

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Arsenal have tabled an improved offer to Sporting Lisbon worth €27m for Manchester United target William Carvalho, according to reports.

Carvalho has been linked with a number of top clubs throughout Europe this summer after enjoying an excellent season with Sporting last year, and he was a rare shinning light for Portugal at this summers World Cup finals in Brazil.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with the 22-year-old in recent weeks with reports claiming the Gunners had a €25m (£20m) offer rejected earlier this month, with Sporting holding out for a fee nearer the midfielders €46m (£37m) buy-out clause.

It’s believed the Portuguese giants are now willing to accept just €30m (£24m) as they are desperate for a cash injection to help ease their financial concerns, and this has led to speculation that Manchester United are ready to make a move for the player as Louis van Gaal seeks an alternative to Arturo Vidal.

However, despite United’s interest, it looks like Arsenal remain in the driving seat as Goal are reporting today that Arsene Wenger has returned with an improved offer worth €27m (£21.3m) and are ironing out the complexities of the deal with investment company, Banco Espirito Santo, who own 40% of the players economic rights.

Arsenal are yet to hear a response from Sporting but the report claims the North Londoners are increasingly hopeful that a deal can be agreed before Monday nights deadline.

The news comes as ESPN are also reporting today that their sources indicate that while Carvalho could be tempted by a move to United, he would prefer a switch to the Emirates as Arsenal are able to offer Champions League football, so it does appear that Gunners fans could see another big-money signing arrive at the club over the coming 48 hours.

Wenger has made no secret of his desire to bring in a versatile defensive-minded player who can play in midfield but also fill in at centre-back if required, and Carvalho would fit the bill perfectly.

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It remains to be seen how United will respond to Arsenal improved offer, but judging by the reports, it seems the player would opt for a move to London if he had the choice of either club, so a move to the capital is on the cards if a deal can be agreed between the two clubs.



  1. Prince Ogbu Michael

    August 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Prof Arsene Wenger, pls, kindly try and make us ur fans all over the world happier this year than the one of last and early this year. We ‘re solidly behind you, with GOD on our side, we ‘ll win more trophies this year.

  2. Agaaba Brian

    August 30, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Exellent Mr.Arsene Venger, ever since had our feet behind your petecience for 9months no trophies but we gonna say its now our time. PLEASE GET TO US FAVOUR AND BRING FOR US ATUPICAL STRIKER

  3. bc

    August 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Zzzzzz, so tonight we have bid for reus carvalho cavani falcao schneirderlin sokratis who really believes that?

  4. EmmyG

    August 31, 2014 at 7:44 am

    pls prof. Arsene wenger on behalf of all arsenal fans, pls try to make us all happy by bringing in the likes of williams calvaho, Ramadal facahu, and also Robiot pls i beg of you prof. Arsene wenger.

  5. mike stanley

    August 31, 2014 at 8:31 am

    guys wenger does not read these comments and news on these blogs. so stop confusing yourselfs

  6. Frederick Kanaalo

    August 31, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Pros, wenger make us happia and bring in the likes willaim to emrts std and make our team strng. we are behind you. Thax. Fredkanaalo.

  7. Truth

    August 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Wenger and his recruiting team should bow down their heads in shame for promising soo much and yet delivering nothing just like in previous years..very SAD! Watching the team play 3 games into the season just confirms how unbalanced the team is and for those naive gooners with the blinds on wait till we play the top 4…all the forwards need to be sold to make way for real quality not quantity.

  8. Kanu

    August 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    We need defensive midfield and quality striker , unless it is so difficult to compete with others.

  9. Alhaji Morlai Kamara

    August 31, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    wenger today i am very sad please complete this two signing cavani and williams before the transfer close today

  10. Shams Agwenjang

    August 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Like the last commentator TRUTH I am also not in support of Arsenals performance . We give in too much but receive nothing . The performance is absolutely nothing to write home about . Its like working like elephants but eating like ants . First half of above 65% ball possession , advantage on target and corner-kicks , you just wonder how a team could loose to an opponent of very few chances . I call ths a lose cos we draw a game we could have earned victory and we loose a defenceman , a midfielder to injuries and worst of it we not sure if there would be any replacements . If Mr Wenger sees this as a good team , I should be more confused how to qualify a good team . There is no cohersion , fast display of passes , concrete and defining positioning , speed and timing when in possession and control of the ball . You find that players get stuck at defining moments and just shoot either on a waiting wall or loose control to opponent . Mr Wenger should work hard on those areas . I challenge The Coaching staff . Mr Wenger I am ready to work wth you in the ” Revolution Soccer ” just for Arsenal . Its not a challenge but a meaning to every word . SOCCER REVOLUTION salutes you and would be watching the guys on saturday against Man City . Lets change the ball game completely . Podolski , Rosicky should start at the flanks breaking inside and creating in-roads , suffocate opponents .

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