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Proactive Arsenal must dish out £21.5 m for William Carvalho

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According to reports from the Daily Telegraph, who have cited Portuguese media outlet O Jogo, Arsenal have been given the 'green light' to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

The North London club made several approaches for the player last summer but to no avail, thus they are being proactive to secure the youngster's services this time out.

Arsenal make £20m star prime January target

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According to reports in the reliable Italian website TMW, Arsenal are set to make Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho as their prime January transfer target. The 22 year old was also heavily linked with the Gunners in the summer but despite the London club offering €16m plus Joel Campbell on loan to the Portuguese club, Carvalho stayed put in his homeland.

Arsenal plot £20m move for Manchester United target; January Transfer possible

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Arsenal plot £20m move for Manchester United target; January Transfer possible - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is no doubt that Arsenal are in dire need of a central defensive midfielder in the upcoming January Transfer window. Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho was a summer target for the Gunners but the Portuguese youngster stayed at the club despite intense speculations.

Champions League

Top 10 best young players to watch in Portugal in 2015 – The 10 Series Special

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Marcos Rojo targeting Champions League triumph with Man Utd

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he wants to win the Champions League with the club. The former Sporting Lisbon defender, who arrived at...

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Gary Cahill: Euro Rivals Wary of Chelsea

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Gary Cahill believes Europe's top clubs will be wary of drawing Chelsea in the Champions League's last 16.

The England defender was hurt by Chelsea's semi-final elimination last season and says Jose Mourinho's men are "dangerous" and more experienced this term.

Cahill also thinks the Blues, who face Hull in their first Barclays Premier League contest since their 23-match unbeaten streak came to an end, can build momentum after responding from the loss at Newcastle by beating Sporting Lisbon 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Gary Cahill: Euro Rivals Wary of Chelsea

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Gary Cahill believes Europe's top clubs will be wary of drawing Chelsea in the Champions League's last 16.

The England defender was hurt by Chelsea's semi-final elimination last season and says Jose Mourinho's men are "dangerous" and more experienced this term.

Cahill also thinks the Blues, who face Hull in their first Barclays Premier League contest since their 23-match unbeaten streak came to an end, can build momentum after responding from the loss at Newcastle by beating Sporting Lisbon 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Lisbon: A walk in the park with some pleasing performances.

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Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon 3-1 last night with goals from Cesc Fabregas, Andre Schurrle and Mikel to progress to the next round as group winners. Despite making six changes, it was all too easy for Jose Mourinho's men.

Despite the speculation that youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek would start the game, the boss decided to stick with the first team squad and brought in the likes of Petr Cech, Filipe Luis, Kurt Zouma, Nemanja Matic, Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah for a start.

Arsenal Target William Carvalho May Leave Sporting Lisbon in January

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Fresh off of a 4-1 drumming of Galatasaray in Tuesday's final Champions League group stage match, Arsenal received more positive news as it was revealed that one of their long-time transfer targets could be sold in January. Sporting Lisbon manager Marco Silva spoke to reporters ahead of their own Champions League clash with Chelsea on the future of one of his star players, and Arsenal target, William Carvalho.

Arsenal Target William Carvalho May Leave Sporting Lisbon in January

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Fresh off of a 4-1 drumming of Galatasaray in Tuesday's final Champions League group stage match, Arsenal received more positive news as it was revealed that one of their long-time transfer targets could be sold in January. Sporting Lisbon manager Marco Silva spoke to reporters ahead of their own Champions League clash with Chelsea on the future of one of his star players, and Arsenal target, William Carvalho.

Watch Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Serious Champions League business begins for Chelsea in February after Jose Mourinho's men completed their unbeaten Group G campaign with a 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

The Blues had already qualified for the last 16 as group winners, with Sporting hoping to join them ahead of Schalke, managed by Chelsea's European Cup-winning manager Roberto di Matteo.

Watch Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Serious Champions League business begins for Chelsea in February after Jose Mourinho's men completed their unbeaten Group G campaign with a 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

The Blues had already qualified for the last 16 as group winners, with Sporting hoping to join them ahead of Schalke, managed by Chelsea's European Cup-winning manager Roberto di Matteo.

Chelsea going all out for Sporting win, says Filipe Luis

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Chelsea will be going all out for a win over Sporting Lisbon in tonight's Champions League clash even though the Blues have already...

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Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon: Team and Score Predictions ahead of tonight!

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Jose Mourinho has caused quite a stir ahead of kick off tonight by stating that Ruben Loftus-Cheek would be involved in some capacity. Although many predict he will start, I am not so sure!

This is a game the boss wants to win and he will ensure he sets his team up to do so. We are aware the Eden Hazard, John Terry and Willian have all been rested, so I expect Andre Schurrle, Kurt Zouma and Mohamed Salah to replace them.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be involved tomorrow night - HERE'S WHY!

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be involved in tomorrow nights Champions League tie against Sporting Lisbon. Here is just one reason as to why he has impressed the manager this season!

John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard won’t play for Chelsea vs Sporting Lisbon

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Chelsea captain John Terry, Willian and Eden Hazard are all rested for tomorrow's Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon. With...

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Chelsea v Sporting Lisbon: Just how much should Jose rotate?

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Chelsea take on Sporting Lisbon in our final Champions League group game having already won the group and qualified for the next round. I am asking you just how much YOU believe we should rotate the players for this one?

Without doubt, some of our players looked tired against Newcastle at the weekend and were nowhere near their best.

Manchester United

Liverpool plot move for €45m United and Arsenal target as Steven Gerrard replacement

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According to report from Portuguese media outlet Record, Liverpool have entered the race to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. The 22 year old Portuguese is one of the hottest young prospects in Europe and had earlier been heavily linked with Arsenal and Manchester United last summer.

No contact from Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal, says Nani

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Manchester United winger Nani says he has had no contact from manager Louis van Gaal since he joined Sporting Lisbon on loan last summer. The...

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Lip Trembler: Nani Scores 30-Yard Goal So Good It Makes Him Break Down And Cry (Video)

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Sporting Lisbon beat Gil Vicente 2-0 in the Portuguese top flight on Sunday evening, with Manchester United loanee Nani nabbing the second goal of the game by absolutely whelping one in from 30 yards out.

Indeed, the strike was so outrageous that the man himself couldn't help but break down in tears at the sheer beauty of his masterpiece.

Nani: United want me back

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Nani has spent this season on loan at former club, Sporting Lisbon, in a bid to improve his form and get some decent playing time at United in the future.

The winger still has over three years left on his current deal and has today claimed that United are keen for him to return for next season.

Nani: “United want me back”

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Nani has claimed Manchester United are keen for him to return to Old Trafford on a permanent basis once his loan to Sporting Lisbon expires.

The 28-year-old was allowed to join his former club on loan in August, as Louis Van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements, but the Portuguese insists he's still wanted by United and that he's been ensured he has a long-term future at Old Trafford.

Winger on-loan reveals Manchester United have assured he has future at Old Trafford

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Portuguese winger Nani has revealed that Manchester United have urged him not to leave Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old will have three years left on his contract at the end of the season and is currently on a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon.

Should Manchester United bring back the ‘Footballer of the Year’?

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Should Manchester United bring back the 'Footballer of the Year'? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Nani has been nominated for Sporting Lisbon's Footballer of the Year award, after only playing 15 matches since returning back to his old club on a season long loan.

Nani not keen on United return

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Nani has admitted he might not return to Manchester United once his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon ends, as he feels his first team opportunities would be limited at Old Trafford under Louis Van Gaal.

The Portuguese left United in the summer to return to his former club on a season-long loan and his performances for Sporting led to speculations that he might be recalled to Old Trafford as early as in January.

Nani: Good to be back with United fans

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Last night, Nani returned to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving Manchester United for his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon. He played in Portugal's 1-0 win over Argentina.

There had been rumours that after good form in Portugal that he would be returning to Manchester in January, but the winger doesn't think that will be the case.

LVG’s snub was “a mistake”

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Louis Van Gaal made a mistake by allowing Nani to return to Sporting Lisbon on loan, according to a former director of the Portuguese club.

Paulo De Alvandro, a former director of the Lisbon club, has claimed that Nani is one of the best players to have arrived at Sporting over the last couple of years and that United made a mistake by allowing him to leave Old Trafford in the summer, particularly as thePortuguese international had appeared regularly throughout pre-season.

Rojo: I was living the dream when I heard United wanted me

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Marcos Rojo has reflected back to when he first heard Manchester United wanted to buy him last summer. When Sporting Lisbon seemed unprepared to negotiate with United, the defender refused to play, until Juan Sebastian Veron told him to go back to training and wait for the deal to go through.

It was a huge surprise when I was told United wanted to buy me.

Newcastle United

Newcastle To Go After Peruvian Striker This Summer

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Newcastle were reported to be interested in Sporting Lisbon striker/winger Andre Carrillo last month, but as we know Newcastle didn't bring in any players in January, and with the terrible news yesterday that Siem de Jong has suffered a second collapsed lung in 18 months (he will probably now be out for the rest of [.

Newcastle Linked With Peru International Forward

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There is a report in the Portuguese newspaper A Bola, that Newcastle United are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon winger/striker Andre Carrillo. Andre Carrillo 23 year-old SportingLisbon forward The 23 year-old is certainly the right age, and he can play as an out-and-out striker or as a winger, so he is quite versatile, and [.

Newcastle Offered Spanish International In January

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It's quite obvious that Sporting Lisbon are very willing to sell their winger Diego Capel, and Newcastle have been linked with having an interest in him for over twelve months now. Diego Capel Sporting Lisbon seem desperate to get rid of him Last January he was available for around £5M, but that was probably [.

Chelsea

Stoke City v Chelsea Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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Suddenly, after a frustrating stalemate at Sunderland and an unexpected loss to Newcastle, the runaway Premier League leaders don't look so runaway after all! Just three points ahead of last season's winners Manchester City, the Blues' ‘invincible' status has been shattered, with a chaotic festive period to truly test their mettle and staying power.

Chelsea 2-0 Hull: An important three points despite not being at our best.

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We woke up to plenty of headlines yesterday about Gary Cahill and Chelsea players going to ground rather than another important three points for Chelsea. Chelsea beat Hull 2-0 with goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to maintain our three point lead in the Premier League.

It wasn't the best performance of the season but we ground out the result against a plucky Hull side at the weekend.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek Enjoys Surreal Chelsea Debut

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek says making his senior Chelsea debut has given him a thirst for more first-team playing time.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who has been with the Blues since the age of eight, made his first appearance in Wednesday night's Champions League Group G defeat of Sporting Lisbon.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Sporting Lisbon

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Chelsea have already won Group G and go into Matchday 6 having the luxury of resting some first-team players for a busy month ahead. The visitors to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday are Sporting Lisbon, who are in the race to finish second in the group, along with Schalke.

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VIDEO: Nani’s wonder goal that lead to tears

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Nani scored a fantastic goal for Sporting Lisbon at the weekend and broke down in to tears when celebrating.

Sporting Lisbon vs Benfica 1-1 Highlights 2015 Jefferson Jardel Goals Video

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Jorge Mendes: Super Agent

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Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria, David De Gea, Diego Costa. These are just some of the superstars that Jorge Mendes represents. Mendes is a Portuguese soccer agent who is one of the most influential in the world and lays claim to about 68% of all player transactions at Sporting Lisbon, Benfica, and Porto (Portuguese soccer clubs) and its said to have brokered over 1 billion pounds worth of trades.

Report: Revs to Scout Sporting CP’s Héldon

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In what could be the first sign that the Revolution are ready to explore the benefits of their partnership with Sporting Lisbon, a report surfaced on Friday that the coaching staff will look at Cape Verdean International Héldon Ramos during the preseason.

Ramos, 26, is an attacking midfielder who's often slotted on the left side of the midfield.

SCHURRLE: Inconsistent for the most part. He must take his chance tonight!

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Andre Schurrle finds himself out of the side and not in favour for a regular first team start at the moment. Tonight against Sporting Lisbon he is set to be handed another chance and MUST take it with both hands!

Having scored Chelsea's first goal of the season, latching on the arguably the pass of the season from Cesc Fabregas at Burnley, life seemed to be pretty good for Schurrle having just previously returned from playing a pivotal role in winning the World Cup Final for Germany.