Arsenal transfers: Sporting Lisbon rule out William Carvalho sale

Sporting Lisbon have no intention of cashing in on William Carvalho this summer, according to coach Jorge Jesus

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent

Arsenal have suffered a setback in their reported pursuit of William Carvalho after Sporting Lisbon coach Jorge Jesus played down the chances of the midfielder leaving the club this summer.

The Portugal international has long been linked with a transfer to the Premier League, with the Gunners touted as a possible destination along with Manchester United.

However, it now appears that Sporting Lisbon are determined to keep hold of the midfielder beyond the summer, if Jesus’s latest comments are anything to go by.

Jesus is quoted as saying by Maxifoot: “William has great value. He will grow here together with the team.

“He is a footballer who has the characteristics to play more. I have no doubt he will do it with me.”

Carvalho has three more years left to run on his current contract at Sporting and is understood to have a buy-out clause of €35m.

MORE: Read the latest Arsenal player tweets

The 23-year-old midfielder made a total of 30 league appearances for Sporting Lisbon last season.

Arsenal return to Premier League action when they host West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on the opening weekend of the season.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

OUR PICK: Discover the 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Opinion
The Sport Review
Man United signing Nemanja Matic sees his stock rise in perfect Chelsea storm
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Liverpool ordered to make this summer signing right now
The Sport Review
Graeme Souness: Liverpool’s most important player isn’t Philippe Coutinho
The Sport Review
Man United ditch plans to sign 27-year-old from rivals – report