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According to the Portuguese media outlets, Arsenal have reportedly decided to renew their interest in Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho, making talented midfielder their top transfer target as they look to strengthen in midfield.
The 25-year-old midfielder has been linked with the north London club and other Premier League clubs in the past, and seems to be back on the agenda this summer.
The Gunners look short of quality in the middle of the park as Jack Wilshere looks set to move on amid rumours of interest from Sampdoria and Crystal Palace.
Elsewhere, players like Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin didn’t look too convincing for most of last campaign, making Arsenal’s lack of apparent interest in a midfielder up to now all the more surprising.
However, it looks like that Arsene Wenger does see that as an area of priority and the reports from The Record suggest he’s set to step up his interest in Portugal international.
Carvalho has shone in his time with Sporting and for the Portugal national team, and would likely cost around £27m to move in this transfer window.