Manchester United look set to reignite their interest in William Carvalho, with reports claiming that the club are eager to look into the possibility of paying the talented starlet's hefty release clause.
According to sources from the player's native Portugal cited The Daily Express, Louis van Gaal - the experienced Dutchman who will officially take over as Red Devils boss following the Netherlands' upcoming World Cup campaign - has made Carvalho one of his top targets and is willing to pay the £37.5 million it would take to trigger that aforementioned clause.
Manchester United being linked with Carvalho is certainly nothing new. The Portugal international was reported as a target of former manager David Moyes throughout the majority of his disastrous tenure, with the squad clearly in need of several upgrades.
A powerful and robust presence in the heart of midfield, Carvalho is building quite a reputation for himself in European football after enjoying a breakout season at the Estádio José Alvalade under the guidance of Leonardo Jardim.
Still just 21-years-old, Carvalho - who made his international bow during Portugal's crucial World Cup 2014 playoff against Sweden last year - is an exciting prospect who could presumably have a big future in the Premier League if he were indeed to following compatriots Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani in making the switch from the Primeira Liga to Old Trafford.
However, quite whether it would be wise for Manchester United to pay such an extortionate sum to secure his signature is certainly a matter that will become subject to intense debate.
While his potential is clear for all to see, such a figure seems somewhat of a risk given his limited experience at the very highest level.