Transfer news: No bids for Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho, according to chairman

Sporting's midfielder William Carvalho (L) reacts after scoring during the Portuguese league football match FC Pacos de Ferreira vs Sporting CP at the Mata
Image: William Carvalho: Subject of speculation with Manchester United, Chelsea and Monaco said to be interested

Sporting Lisbon chairman Bruno De Carvalho has denied claims the club have received bids for midfield starlet William Carvalho.

Reports claimed that Manchester United had sent delegates to Lisbon to begin negotiations over a £37million deal for the 22-year-old.

However, Bruno De Carvalho quashed the speculation by insisting the club have not opened any talks regarding the future of the Portugal international.

Is a sale possible? Nothing is impossible in football.
Bruno De Carvalho

"We haven't received any formal or informal proposals for any of our players," De Carvalho confirmed in A Bola.

United, Chelsea and Monaco have all been linked with Carvalho but Sporting are not worried about letting the defensive midfielder go due to the €45million release fee written into his contract.

Despite insisting the club are yet to receive any offers for Carvalho, the Sporting chairman understands things can rapidly change during the summer transfer window.

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“Is a sale possible? Nothing is impossible in football,” De Carvalho admitted.

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