DONE ! – $48m-rated Completes Arsenal Move: Club Table £42m Bid For Replacement

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Arsenal have been a bit poor since the turn of the year and must reinforce their squad if they are to seriously challenge for the title this season.

According to A Bola, the Portuguese source claim that the Gunners are committed to signing FC Porto’s William Carvalho.

The 24-year-old star was a key member of the Portuguese side that won the European Championships in France last year.

Back in February 2016, Carvalho signed a new contract with a release clause (Mirror) of 45 million euros ($48million). However, as per the provided A Bola link, a fee over 30 million euros should be enough to secure his signature.

Arsenal have been very interested in signing William in the past but after signing a quality DM in the form of Granit Xhaka last summer, it’s believed that Gunners do not need another holding midfield star but with the Swiss not impressive style of play.

The Gunners have been vulnerable at the back, especially on the counter attacks when they commit numbers up front.

They desperately need a specialist defensive midfielder, who will provide a solid cover in front of the back four and Carvalho perfectly fits the bill. This season, in 29 appearances, he has scored 1 goal and provided 3 assists for the Primeira Liga club.