English Premier League clubs interested in Portuguese Euro 2016 stars

Two of Portugal’s Euro 2016 stars have become primary transfer targets for a number of English Premier League clubs. The Sporting Lisbon duo of William Carvalho and Joao Mario were both key members of the Portuguese team which won the European Championships in France, with the pair now understood to be attracting interest from some of the top clubs in England. Magnificent Joao Mario As an ever present during Portugal’s successful Euro 2016 campaign, Joao Mario produced a series of excellent performances by consistently displaying his superb technical ability, range…

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Big Liverpool bid revealed, defender set to depart from Anfield

It has been revealed that Liverpool made an unsuccessful bid of £33.4 million for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario earlier this summer. Mario’s father João Mário Eduardo has claimed that both Liverpool and Inter Milan have made official bids for his son this summer. Eduardo added that both bids were turned down by Sporting. The Portugal international was one of the standout players for his country in their successful Euro 2016 campaign. The 23-year-old has also attracted interests from Chelsea and Manchester United. Eduardo told Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias: “The proposals…

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Chelsea linked with Euro 2016 star but primed to lose battle

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, according to the Sun. The 23-year-old was one of the standout performers for the Portugal national team in their Euro 2016 triumph. He has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United in the past, and now it seems that the Blues have reignited their interest in the player. The report suggests that the West London club are contemplating a £46 million bid for the Euro 2016 winner and that Paris Saint-Germain and Internazionale are also said to be keeping tabs on the…

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Manchester United to compete with Arsenal for Premier League striker

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle it out for the signing of Watford striker Odion Ighalo. According to a report in Daily Star, the Hornets are willing to cash on their striker and will listen to the offers in summer. The 26-year-old has scored 14 goals in his debut season in the Premier League and has prompted interested from a number of clubs across Europe. Atletico Madrid have been linked with the Nigeria international previously and West Ham are also said to be interested in him. Watford sports consultant Nicola…

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Arsenal’s summer transfer plans dealt double blow

Arsenal will have to dig deep in order to get two of their most wanted players next summer: Benedikt Howedes and William Carvalho. First up: Howedes. It was announced by Schalke 04 on their club website that the German international has signed a new contract at the club. It will tie him to the Bundesliga club until 2020. This is the fourth time that the Schalke man has extended his contract at the club, as the the 27-year-old has played with the Royal Blues since 2001, joining their youth ranks from SG…

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Stoke City are planning a club record bid for Porto midfielder

According to Sky Sports, Stoke City are planning a record move for Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula. The Potters have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old for quite some time now and manager Mark Hughes has consistently refused to rule out a move for the player. The former France U-21 international moved to Porto from Marseille in a £15 million summer deal, and he is currently valued at £19m. Therefore, any potential deal for Imbula would eclipse the £12m the Potters paid for Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer. When…

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Portugal star says Man United interest is a “good sign”

Sporting Lisbon defender Paulo Oliveira has said that supposed interest from Manchester United is a “good sign”, the Daily Express reports. Oliveira has impressed since joining Sporting in 2014 for £1.2m from Vitoria Guimaraes, but it has been reported by The Express that United chief Louis van Gaal had ordered his scouts to keep tabs on the 23-year-old in the recent clash against Rio Ave. United have a good relationship with the Lisbon-based giants, having previously signed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Marcos Rojo all moving to Manchester…

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Chelsea prepare move for Arsenal target William Carvalho

Chelsea are said to be looking to beat Premier League rivals Arsenal to the signature of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, according to the Metro. The Metro states that the Portuguese international has been long linked with a move to Arsenal, who ended up only bringing in Petr Cech during the summer transfer window. And it now looks as though Mourinho could be ready to pile more misery on to the long suffering Arsenal fans by rivalling the Gunners for Carvalho’s signature, according to Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb. Carvalho was named…

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Reports claim Arsenal have already made bid to sign William Carvalho

Reports in the Metro are claiming that Arsenal will wrap up the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho having already made a £19.1m bid for his signature. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip DONE DEAL: Petr Cech SIGNS for Arsenal Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m The Gunners have apparently ditched their interest in Juventus star Arturo Vidal, and having already brought in goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger has made Portugal international Carvalho his number one transfer target. The Metro claim that Wenger…

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Arsenal end interest in £25m midfield pair, but remain keen on Sporting Lisbon ace

Arsenal are believed to have cooled their interest in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, while a move for long term target Morgan Schneiderlin has yet to get off the ground, The Telegraph reports. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip DONE DEAL: Petr Cech SIGNS for Arsenal Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m Both players had been reported as key targets for the Gunners this summer as a new central midfielder had been billed as a top priority for Arsene Wenger during the January transfer window. However, following the…

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Nani: I’m not leaving Man United for Portuguese giants

Manchester United winger Nani has denied claims that he is set to join Benfica this summer, the Daily Express reports. READ MORE: Manchester United News and Gossip Saints legend explains where Morgan Schneiderlin should go this summer Robin van Persie issues response to rumours of Manchester United exit The Portuguese international spent the previous campaign on loan back with former club Sporting Lisbon, with reports now suggesting that he could move across the city to link up with the side from the Estadio da Luz. A seemingly forgotten man at…

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Liverpool close in on impressive international goalkeeper

Liverpool are believed to have taken a giant step closer to the signing of Portugal international goalkeeper Rui Patricio after Sporting Lisbon signed a replacement for him, according to the Daily Express. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Liverpool confirm James Milner deal Sporting announced the signing of Slovenian goalkeeper Azbe Jug from French side Bordeaux on Friday, with him putting pen to paper on a five-year deal. The 23-year-old reportedly has a £33m release clause installed in his contract, showing that they obviously believe him to be a long…

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Portuguese ace eyes £24m summer Arsenal move

Highly-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho is reportedly eyeing up a £24m summer move to Arsenal, according to reports in the Daily Star. READ MORE: Arturo Vidal’s agent meets with Arsenal officials after FA Cup final Arsenal send scouts to check on Sevilla hit man Southampton midfielder wants Arsenal switch The 23-year-old has often been compared to former Gunners legend Patrick Vieira and has been linked with a move to Arsenal since last year, with reports once claiming that a deal to take him to the Emirates was close to…

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