Arsenal prepare €30m William Carvalho bid in transfer roundup

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Arsenal are preparing a €30 million bid for Sporting Lisbon starlet William Carvalho, as Arsene Wenger closes in on that elusive defensive midfielder signing. (O Jogo)

The 21-year-old is widely regarded as an up and coming star of the future in Portugal, and featured for his country at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

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Carvalho has already been heavily linked with a move to England, as Manchester United have been credited with an interest in acquiring the player's services.

However, it's the Gunners that now appear most likely to snare the combative midfield star, with the Portuguese press suggesting that a big money bid is on its way from North London.

The prospective deal would cap an impressive summer transfer window for Arsenal, having already secured the signatures of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers, as Wenger prepares for a serious tilt at the PL title this season.

Arsenal transfer gossip:

Joel Campbell is concerned that he may only be a bit-part player for Arsenal this season and is open to the prospect of joining AC Milan on loan if consistent first-team opportunities aren't forthcoming at the Emirates. (Daily Mirror)

The Costa Rica international made his long-awaited Gunners debut in the Emirates Cup at the weekend, and Arsene Wenger is keen to incorporate him into the senior squad in 2014/15.

Thomas Vermaelen looks increasingly likely to leave Arsenal this summer, just a matter of months after lifting the FA Cup trophy as Gunners captain. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger was reportedly keen to offer a new contract to the Belgian defender, but after intimating his desire to leave the Emirates Stadium could now leave before the transfer window closes.

Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their alleged pursuit of Nottingham Forest duo Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow after it emerged that the pair are set to undergo medicals with Newcastle United. (Daily Express)

The Championship stars have attracted widespread interest from the Premier League, but Arsene Wenger will miss out on the 23-year-old goalkeeper and 20-year-old defender as they close in on a move to St James' Park.

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