Breaking news this afternoon suggests that Chelsea are the latest to show interest in signing Sporting CP midfielder William Carvalho, according to Portuguese media Diario Record.

West Ham were thought to have been close to landing the Portuguese International midfielder, but Chelsea are allegedly now in contention. 

Danny Drinkwater is of course The Blues main target in that area and I understand there are still negotiations happening there, but Carvalho has been identified as another choice in that role should this deal not go through. 

Carvalho is a 25-year old combative type defensive midfielder who has over 35 caps for Portugal, gaining deserved plaudits along the way. 

One to keep an eye on….

Simon Phillips @SiPhillipsCFC

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