Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have made an improved €27 million offer for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho.
Arsene Wenger wants to sign Sporting midfielder William Carvalho before the closure of this transfer window but his parent club is reluctant to sale him below their asking price, which is 35 million euros. But Arsenal are hopeful that a new improved offer would be enough for the Portuguese club to part their ways with William Carvalho.
Reports coming from England have also confirmed the new bid of Arsenal for Carvalho. The Goal.com report claims that: “The Gunners have made a second offer for the midfield anchorman as they try to push through a deal in the final days of the transfer window. Arsenal are waiting on a response from Sporting, who have indicated in discussions that they are prepared to reduce their initial €35m valuation.”
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he wants to sign few more players during this transfer window and Sami Khedira of Real Madrid was his preferred target. However, Real Madrid management has asked the German to sign a new contract and it appears now that he will not leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Difficulties in signing Khedira have forced Arsenal to look elsewhere and Wenger is hopeful that Sporting management will accept this improved offer.
However, the biggest issue at the moment is the third party owners of Carvalho, who are not ready to negotiate their asking price. Sporting, parent club of Carvalho, are ready to cash in on the player although, according to reports in Portugal, 40 per cent of his rights are owned by investment firm Banco Espirito Santo.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking for a player who can play a dual role of defensive midfielder and central midfielder. And he believes that Carvalho, who started his career as a central defender, is capable of playing in these two positions.
Last Days Of The Transfer Window Are Like Poker Games: Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that last few days of the transfer window are like poker game and refused to rule out last-minute signings.
“We have shown in the last two seasons that, if there are [players to buy], we will do it,” the Arsenal boss said in a press conference.
“The last few days [of the transfer window] are like poker games.”
Apart from William Carvalho, Arsenal are expected to make last minute move for Paris Saint Germain wonderkid Adrien Rabiot.