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United close in on deal for £35m midfielder

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Reports today suggest that Manchester United have agreed a deal worth £35m for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, which will bring the defensive midfielder to Old Trafford after the World Cup, as David Moyes looks to bolster his options in the middle of the park.

United have scouted Carvalho intensely this season and the 22-year-old was also on the radar of a host of other top European clubs including Liverpool, Monaco, Inter Milan and Real Madrid but talkSPORTsuggests that Ed Woodward has managed to get his man this time around as indeed had the Mirror a few weeks ago after failing spectacularly with bids for Ander Herrera and Cesc Fabregas last season.

Manchester United ‘open talks’ with Sporting Lisbon over William Carvalho

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Manchester United have reportedly stepped up their attempts to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho by opening talks with the Portuguese club. The champions have scouted the youngster to within an inch of his life and have now begun to make their move, according to both The Sun and the Daily Mail.

Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho hints at Manchester United move

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Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho hints at Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has revealed the possibility of him making a move to Manchester United this summer, with Spanish giants Real Madrid also in the running for his signature.

Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho talks about joining Man Utd this summer

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Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has been discussing the possibility of joining Manchester United at the end of the season. The 21-year-old has been widely linked with a move to United, who have scouted him at least a dozen times already this season. While the youngster appears certain that he will move on this summer, [.

William Carvalho – Man Utd given the go-ahead for £37.5m move for Sporting Lisbon starlet

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Manchester United have reportedly been given the nod that they will be able to sign William Carvalho for £37.5m this summer. His current club Sporting Lisbon are happy for the deal to go ahead after lining up his replacement, the Daily Mirror reports. The 21-year-old has a £37.5m release clause in his contract, but the [.

Manchester United plotting summer move for ‘new Patrick Vieira’

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Manchester United plotting summer move for 'new Patrick Vieira' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are reportedly looking to kick-start their summer overhaul with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

The 21-year-old destroyer, who has been likened to former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, is said to be high on the agenda for David Moyes, with the Metro reporting that the Scot sent scouts to watch the player during Sporting's 0-0 draw with Academica on Sunday.

Man Utd scouted Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho last weekend

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Manchester United scouts were at Sporting Lisbon's game against Academica at the weekened to watch midfielder William Carvalho in action. The transfer window might have closed a couple of days earlier, but United's scouting work remained in full swing perhaps spurred on by their own 2-1 defeat at Stoke on Saturday.

Manchester United’s Nani heading for exit – negotiations ongoing

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Manchester United's Nani heading for exit negotiations ongoing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Nani could leave the club in the January Transfer window, as several European clubs are looking to sign him up.

The Portugal international signed a five-year-contract at the club that will keep him till 2018, but has struggled to make a strong impression under manager David Moyes.

Man Utd Latest: Has Moyes found Kagawa’s €45m replacement?

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Man Utd Latest: Has Moyes found Kagawa's €45m replacement? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Man Utd's Shinji Kagawa has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for many weeks now; and after his no-show at the weekend against Newcastle, reports in the German press are insisting a return to Borussia Dortmund is on the cards.

Manchester United scout Sporting Lisbon youngster William Carvalho

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Manchester United sent scouts to watch Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho in action at the weekend, according to reports in the Portuguese media. A Bola claims that the Red Devils were at the Estadio Cidade de Barcelos to see the 21-year-old play in the away game against Gil Vicente. A strong defensive midfielder, Carvalho is [.

Man Utd tracking Sporting Lisbon defender Mauricio

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Manchester United are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon's Mauricio. The Daily Mirror reports that the champions are interested in signing the 25-year-old next summer and had scouts watching him in their 4-3 win over Benfica last weekend. He was on the scoresheet on that occasion. He only joined the Portuguese outfit in the summer.

Man Utd scouting £1m Sporting Lisbon winger Carlos Mane

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Sporting Lisbon youngster Carolos Mane is being watched by champions Manchester United. The 19-year-old has attracted the attention of David Moyes' scouts with his outstanding performances for the Portuguese outfit's B team. The revelation that he has a £1m release clause has done nothing to dampen United's interest.

Chelsea enter the race to sign €45m Man Utd target

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Chelsea enter the race to sign €45m Man Utd target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has been attracting the attentions of scouts of top European clubs, and as per latest report from Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Chelsea have also joined the race to sign the youngster.

Man Utd monitor Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho

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Sporting Lisbon youngster William Carvalho is being watched by Manchester United as the champions weigh up a bid for him. The holding midfielder has a very reasonable £5m buy-out clause, which United are tempted to activate (even if they haven't had much luck with buy-out clauses of late). The 21-year-old is viewed as one to [.

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Sporting Lisbon vs Porto 2014 Highlights 1-0 Slimani Goal Video

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Benfica vs Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Highlights 2014 Gaitan Perez Goals Video

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AS Monaco

Can Montero Get a Chance?

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By: Cole White

Last week in AS Monaco's Coupe de France match against Monts, Radamel Falcao went down in the 40thminute after a tackle by Soner Ertek. He had to leave the field on a stretcher. The next day, Falcao was diagnosed with having a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg.

Can Montero Get a Chance?

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By: Cole White

Last week in AS Monaco's Coupe de France match against Monts, Radamel Falcao went down in the 40thminute after a tackle by Soner Ertek. He had to leave the field on a stretcher. The next day, Falcao was diagnosed with having a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg.

Can Montero Get a Chance?

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Last week in AS Monaco's Coupe de France match against Monts, Radamel Falcao went down in the 40thminute after a tackle by Soner Ertek. He had to leave the field on a stretcher. The next day, Falcao was diagnosed with having a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg. Monts d'Or Azergues Foot, commonly known as Monts, is an amateur club playing in France's fourth division called Championnat de France amateur, which is below Ligue 1, Ligue 2, and the Championnat National.

Can Montero Get a Chance?

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Last week in AS Monaco's Coupe de France match against Monts, Radamel Falcao went down in the 40thminute after a tackle by Soner Ertek. He had to leave the field on a stretcher. The next day, Falcao was diagnosed with having a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg. Monts d'Or Azergues Foot, commonly known as Monts, is an amateur club playing in France's fourth division called Championnat de France amateur, which is below Ligue 1, Ligue 2, and the Championnat National.

Transfer Rumors

No place like home for United winger

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Having almost successfully managed to loan Anderson to Fiorentina, David Moyes could soon part ways with another player who arrived to Old Trafford from Portugal seven years ago amid high expectations, as Sporting Lisbon are keen to bring Nani back to his former club.

The United winger has been a largely peripheral figure in the last twelve months at Old Trafford, playing just 21 games last season, but the arrival of David Moyes was thought to be the start a new era for the Portuguese, who had stated that he was desperate to shed the tag of inconsistent flash in the pan once and for all.

Newcastle Considering Move for Spanish International Midfielder

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The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle United are looking at potentially signing Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel in January, although other clubs are also interested in the twice capped Spanish International. Diego Capel - Sporting Lisbon winger The Spanish club is short of money, which is why they cashed in on striker striker Ricky [.

Liverpool

Liverpool’s Tiago Ilori set for Sporting Lisbon return

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Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori could return to former club Sporting Lisbon in January. Sporting have confirmed they are looking into the possibility of bringing Ilori back on loan. The Portuguese youngster has failed to make an impression on the Reds' first-team but manager Brendan Rodgers says he was never supposed to.

Arsenal ready to pay £11m for Liverpool target Kyriakos Papadopoulos

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Arsenal are preparing an £11m bid to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It's not clear whether Brendan Rodgers side will launch a bid of their own. The Reds were heavily linked with the Greece international but, having signed PSG's Mamdou Sakho and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, Rodgers [.

Liverpool Loan out Teixeira

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Liverpool today confirmed youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira has joined Brentford on loan. Teixeira is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Reds after his move from Sporting Lisbon.
The attacking midfielder has signed a one year loan deal at Griffin Park until January 2014.

"We have not scored many goals so far this season and it is not down to the lack of opportunities.

Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori leaves the door open for England call-up

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Tiago Ilori: It's not a bad choice for me to have... http://t.co/5f5U6XzHGe #LFC pic.twitter.com/vSL8oSmA7p Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 10, 2013 New Liverpool signing Tiago Ilori has not ruled out representing England at international level, but says he intends to stay loyal to Portugal. The 20-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon for £6.

Liverpool announce Sakho and Ilori signing

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Liverpool announce Sakho and Ilori signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have confirmed the signings of French international defender Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain and Sporting youngster Tiago llori, the club have announced through their official website.

Liverpool hit transfer fee deadlock over defenders Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool are struggling in their attempts to bring at least one new defender to the club after deal for both their targets ran into problems. The Reds wanted to pay £6m to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori, but the Portuguese side are demanding £17m for the 20-year-old. That's despite the fact that the youngster [.

Liverpool Open Talks Over Deals For Alderweireld & Ilori

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Liverpool has opened talks with Sporting Lisbon over Tiago Ilori and Ajax for Toby Alderweireld as the club look to strengthen their defensive options.
The Reds, who are already without the injured Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates, lost Kolo Toure to a groin problem this week and are short of centre back cover.

Liverpool will have to pay £6.1m for Tiago Ilori

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Sporting Lisbon will demand £6.1m from Liverpool for the signing of Tiago Ilori. Reports in the Portuguese media claim that an opening bid of £2.5m from the Reds is well short of Ilori's price tag. A Bola claims that the 20-year-old will only be allowed to move to Anfield if Brendan Rodgers stumps up around [.

Arsenal Ready To Battle Liverpool For Diego Capel

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Arsenal has fixed their sights on £6m rated Diego Capel with the clock ticking until the transfer window closes.
The 25-year-old winger has been on Liverpool's radar this summer and saw a £3m bid for him snubbed by Sporting Lisbon.
The Portuguese outfit would only consider selling should a suitor meet their £6m valuation.

Arsenal consider move for Sporting Lisbon’s Diego Capel

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Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel, according to reports in the Portuguese media. O Jogo says Arsene Wenger is considering a £6m offer for the former Sevilla flyer. He will decide whether to firm up that interest with an official approach over the next few days. The reports suggest [.

Liverpool increase Tiago Llori interest after Sebastian Coates is ruled out for six months

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Liverpool will step-up their efforts to sign long-term target Tiago Llori after defender Sebastian Coates was ruled out of action for six months. Sporting Lisbon centre-back Llori has been on the Reds' radar for some time. But their hopes of signing him have been given fresh impetus by Coates' setback.

Liverpool Forced To Pay £6million For Capel

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Sporting Lisbon is refusing to lower their price tag of £6million for winger Diego Capel with Liverpool reportedly interested in signing him.
Portuguese reports suggest that Capel is ready to leave Sporting and that the club has come to terms with his exit, although they are looking to maximize their funds.

Liverpool Renew Interest In Tiago Ilori

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Brendan Rodgers has renewed his interest in Sporting Lisbon's defender Tiago Ilori.
Rodgers shelved his interest when Sporting rejected Liverpool's £3million bid for Ilori, demanding around double that amount.
Now Ilori's refusal to sign a new deal with the Portuguese club has given Rodgers' fresh hope that a compromise deal can be brokered.

Liverpool Ready To Make Capel Their Fifth Signing

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Liverpool is considering a £6million move for Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel as they step up their summer recruitment policy.
If Red boss Brendan Rodgers decides to go ahead with the swoop he will be confident of fending off opposition from Marseille for the 25-year-old player.
The French club have had offers of £2m and £3m rejected by Sporting, who are determined their valuation will be met.

Transfer Talk

Transfer Window Review: Norwich City

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.@RvWolfswinkel9 will be making his first appearance for City when he starts against @SJEarthquakes this evening! pic.twitter.com/XynwlyeDdi Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 20, 2013 Five word review: God bless you, Rupert Murdoch. In: Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Sporting Lisbon, £8.5m), Leroy Fer (FC Twente, £7m), Gary Hooper (Celtic, £5m), Martin Olsson (Blackburn, £2.

Chelsea favourites to sign England Under-21 international Eric Dier

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Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign English-born Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier. He was a regular for Sporting last season, but his contract contains a £4.2m buyout clause that is proving too tempting for some of Europe's big clubs. The Blues are currently the favourites to complete a deal for Dier.

The Rest

Oguchi Onyewu is available; should D.C. United pursue him?

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Oguchi Onyewu parted ways with Sporting Lisbon today, making the 31 year old center back a free agent. In the past, Onyewu has expressed a preference to come to Major League Soccer at some point and that D.C. United would be his first choice team. If the team were able to sign him, Onyewu would instantly become the best defender on the team, even though he hasn't played very many games over the past few years.

Zaha To Be Our Next #7?

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When David Beckham moved to Real Madrid and left the #7 shirt behind, a shirt he had been desperate to wear after Eric Cantona announced his retirement, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to give the legendary shirt to a spotty, skinny kid, who'd signed for £12m from Sporting Lisbon. He'd played just one season in the first team when in Portugal and had made no appearances for the national team.