Juventus will reportedly considering to challenge Liverpool for the signing of Sporting CP defensive midfielder William Carvalho next year and will be keeping an eye on the player when the two teams clash in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Sporting travel to Turin for Matchday 3 of the Champions League group stage, and according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport (h/t Calciomercato.com) Carvalho will be a focus of their attention as they consider a move for him.
It’s known the powerhouse midfield has a €40 million (£35.5 million) release clause in his current contract, but despite that potential expense, Juve are going to sign both Carvalho and Liverpool German midfielder Emre Can in the summer.
The Sporting star came through the Lisbon outfit’s academy and had long been touted for a potential transfer to one of Europe’s top leagues. He recently demonstrated his ability to step up when it was needed and drew praise for his performance in Portugal’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification clincher against Switzerland
As Calciomercato’s report, West Ham United were also linked with the Holding midfielder during the summer transfer window. Portuguese daily Record (h/t MailOnline’s Joe Strange) reported Everton were considering a big bid, while the Mirror’s claimed that The Ligiu 1 champions AS Monaco were also interested.