We’ve spent the past few weeks covering several stories about William Carvalho. With Sporting looking to make some money in the summer window, the player has been linked to Manchester City and West Brom, both by the Portuguese and the English press.

There are two different arguments on these rumours. The Manchester City links come from the fact that Pep Guardiola’s brother Pere is now Carvalho’s agent, so the Spanish boss was suddenly credited with an interest in the player.

The West Brom story, which makes more sense, is because the Baggies already had a bid for the player rejected some months ago, and recent reports from England said Tony Pulis would still be monitoring the player.

CapturarBut although the latest stories from Portugal said Sporting would demand €30m or €35m for the player, he may still cost a few million more.

According to Record today, the club will only let him go for €40m, which is considered an offer they can’t refuse.

Carvalho has a €45m release clause, so that’s an amount they could be pushing for.

Record claims West Brom offered €25m and €30m for the player in the past, but both of the bids were rejected.