Reports: Manchester United could sign Portuguese star William Carvalho

Reports: Manchester United could sign Portuguese star William Carvalho

Manchester United are still in the race for highly-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho and could sign him in the summer, the Telegraph reports.

The Red Devils had been heavily linked with a move for the highly sought-after youngster all of last summer and there were suggestions that they would complete a deal for the Portuguese international.

However, the move failed to materliase and Carvalho ended up staying put in Lisbon, but the aforementioned source reports the interest is still there, with United scouts frequently keeping tabs on him over the last two seasons.

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Sporting put a £37 million release clause on the midfielder last season, the Telegraph indicates, but they are now prepared to lower their demands and that has enticed Manchester United.

Carvalho made two appearances for Portugal at the 2014 World Cup, but could not prevent his side from an early exit following a difficult group stage draw.

William Carvalho

The 22-year-old appeared in all six Champions League games this season for the Portuguese outfit, creating six chances in the process.

Carvalho registered one assist in the Champions League

They were knocked out of Chelsea’s group after finishing third and so entered the Europa League, where Carvalho made one appearance.

Carvalho is renowned for his colossal physique and box to box capabilities in Portugal.

Carvalho had a 60% shot accuracy in the Champions League this season.