Arsenal edge closer to Carvalho signing

According to reports in various British newspaper, Arsenal are currently leading Manchester United in the race for the signature of young Portugal international, William Carvalho. The dynamic midfielder is currently under contract with Sporting Lisbon but has been a long-term target for the Gunners and was one of the star performers of the recently concluded European Under 21 Championships.

After failing to sign him last summer, Arsene Wenger is desperate to bring the player to The Emirates this time around especially after apparently missing out on the signing of Morgan Scheiderlin who could be set to move to Manchester United later this week.

And after sealing a move for Petr Cech from Chelsea, the Gunners boss is completely focused on bringing the 23 year old Portuguese international to London as the Frenchman looks to add more oomph to a squad that many believe is just a few signings away from becoming a genuine title contender.