Leicester City will have a second chance to sign William Carvalho, with his club, Real Betis, now ‘willing’ to sell the midfielder.
The Foxes were linked with a move for the Portuguese midfielder throughout the summer, with reports that they were willing to spend as much as €25m to secure his signature.
A move did not happen, with a recent report stating that they had seen a €20m offer rejected by the La Liga club, who considered it ‘insufficient’.
Whether Leicester remain interested in Carvalho hasn’t been mentioned since but it seems if they are, they’ll have a chance to get him in January.
La Razón report that the La Liga side are ‘willing’ to sanction a departure for Carvalho so they can use the money to invest in the squad.
It’s explained that they want to ‘make cash’ from a potential sale but have made it clear they want more than the €16m they paid for him.
That’s why they considered the €20m offer from Leicester insufficient in the summer and want to make at least €30m from any sale.
Should the Foxes make a move, they will face competition from Benfica, who are also ‘willing’ to try and take the player back to Portugal.
Their manager Jorge Jesus is a big fan after working with him at Sporting and would be happy to be ‘reunited’ with him if he was available.
That is undoubtedly the case, with Betis seemingly putting the feelers out ahead of the January transfer window, perhaps in the hope of creating a mini-auction for their player.