"William Carvalho has won the last three Player of the Month awards in Portugal’s top flight and is being monitored by top clubs from every corner of Europe.
A dynamic midfielder capable of shielding the ball under pressure, he glides past opponents like Patrick Vieira in his pomp.
Manchester United have dispatched scouts to watch the 21-year-old on numerous occasions this season and privately hope strong ties with Sporting give them an advantage over rivals.
United’s willingness to offer Nani in a player-plus-cash deal could prove equally important to securing his signature.
It was Portuguese international Nani – then a Sportinguista and Carvalho’s favourite player – who convinced him to join Sporting from Mira Sintra as a 13-year-old."
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