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Arsenal Transfer News: William Carvalho A £24m Target

04/08/2014 11:35 BST | Updated 04/08/2014 11:59 BST

Arsenal will reportedly submit a £24 million transfer bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

Portuguese sports 'paper O Jogo claim the Gunners will offer Sporting €30 million for the defensive midfielder, despite a £37m release clause in his contract.

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Carvalho was named in Portugal's World Cup squad

Carvalho, 22, was scouted by Manchester United last season however their interest in him cooled following David Moyes' sacking in April.

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Monday's O Jogo front page features the Carvalho story on their sidebar

The Angola-born Portuguese international played 45 minutes for the national side against the United States at the World Cup as a substitute before he started their final group game against Ghana.

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Carvalho holds off United States midfielders at the World Cup