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Manchester United turn attention to Sporting midfielder Carvalho

Manchester United have made enquiries about Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

Portugal midfielder William Carvalho has been attracting interest from Arsenal this season, but Manchester United have joined the queue.

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Arsene Wenger netted a £25m Champions League jackpot - but insisted he will not be forced into a panic buy.

Fernando Torres is prepared to end his Chelsea nightmare by joining AC Milan.

Louis van Gaal has hit the panic button at Manchester United and launched a desperate double bid for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Ajax defender Daley Blind.

Hull are closing in on a club-record £10million move for Palermo and Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ran a personal check on Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck at MK Dons on Tuesday night.

Former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa wants to return to the Premier League after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.



Manchester United have been told it will take more than £20million to land Daley Blind, and boss Louis van Gaal may now be ready to meet Ajax's asking price before Monday's transfer deadline after his side's humiliation by MK Dons.

Sevilla are set to rescue Gaston Ramirez from his Southampton misery.

Chelsea are staring down the barrel of a £72million loss on Fernando Torres.

Real Madrid are preparing a £50million raid to snatch Radamel Falcao from under the noses of Arsenal and Juventus.

QPR have made a £2million bid for Reading keeper Alex McCarthy.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has been forced to retire because of a heart defect.



Manchester United are targeting Juventus' Arturo Vidal and Ajax midfielder Daley Blind to take their spending for this calendar year to a whopping £220m.

Sheffield Wednesday want Manchester United right-back Marnick Vermijl on a season-long loan deal.



Manchester United have spoken to Sporting Lisbon about central midfielder William Carvalho as the ailing club try to beef up their squad before the transfer window closes on Monday.

Xabi Alonso is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich from Real Madrid for around £5million.

Louis van Gaal's defensive concerns could deepen after it emerged that the Premier League are yet to sign off on Marcos Rojo's transfer, partly because of Sporting Lisbon's involvement with funding group Doyen.

Neil Warnock made an unexpected return as Crystal Palace boss on Wednesday and is poised to bring Wilfried Zaha with him.

Arsene Wenger is not intending to sign a replacement for injured striker Olivier Giroud - with Besiktas match-winner Alexis Sanchez proving he is more than capable of leading the line for the Gunners.

Leicester City have had a £7million bid accepted for Wigan midfielder James McArthur and have offered £5m for Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dame N'Doye.

West Ham are in talks over a deal for Rennes defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, who is training with the club as they consider a £1.5m transfer.

QPR will sign Gremio defender Bressan on a one-year loan.

Sunderland are closing in on a deal for Inter Milan's Ricky Alvarez.

Burnley are looking to revive a bid for Derby defender Richard Keogh.



Manchester United are considering beat-the-deadline moves for Arturo Vidal and Daley Blind to ease their early season crisis and take their spending in 2014 to £220million.

Torino left out Alessio Cerci for tonight's Europa League squad, adding to speculation that he could be on his way out this summer. The Premier League looks a likely destination for the 27-year-old, who has a price-tag of £15m, with Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United all credited with an interest.

Celtic were last night trying to force through a £2.2million deal for Stefan Scepovic.

Teenager Conor McGrandles last night said he was in dreamland after joining Norwich City from Falkirk.

Gary Mackay-Steven has told Dundee United he wants another crack at England



Manchester United are preparing to thwart Arsenal's attempts to sign William Carvalho after renewing interest in the £24-€‰million-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder.

Neil Warnock has completed a surprise return to Crystal Palace and is poised to make Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha his first signing.



Manchester United are ready to rival Arsenal's interest in the Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho, as they desperately seek to halt the slide into the abyss which has continued under Louis van Gaal.



Sunderland have offered £6million for Virgil van Dijk after Toby Alderweireld rejected a move to the Wearside club.