Reports have emerged claiming that Chelsea are ready to make a massive bid for Sporting CP midfielder William Carvalho.
A Bola reported that Chelsea are set to bid £35m for Arsenal and Manchester United target Carvalho.
The Portuguese international midfielder has a £37m release clause in his contract, however, Sporting are thought to be open to considering Chelsea’s bid of slightly below that figure.
The 22 year old has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal this summer, with Arsene Wenger known to be on the lookout for defensive midfield options.
Manchester United, meanwhile, have fallen off the trail of Carvalho after the appointment of Louis van Gaal.