Follow ooh to be a Gooner on Facebook and Twitter for more latest Arsenal news, match analysis, transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from reliable sources around the World.
Arsenal have had a bid of £86m for Sporting Lisbon duo William Carvalho and Gelson Martins knocked back according to the Portuguese media.
With Arsenal’s business and targets well documented in the media this summer, it’s no surprise that William Carvalho has once again been linked to Arsenal, with the press in Portugal believing that Arsene Wenger’s side have had a substantial bid knocked back.
William Carvalho became an Arsenal target after very impressive performances at the 2014 World Cup, but his form has dipped since then. Still, he has not left Arsenal transfer rumors since then though, with his name linked to the Emirates every transfer window.
This summer however he and his Sporting teammate Gelson Martins who can play on the wing and at full back are reported to be the subject of a combined 86m pounds bid from Arsenal and surprisingly had the bid turned down by Sporting who have a history of developing and selling talents abroad.
Gelson Martins is also being monitored by Liverpool and Manchester United according to reports, but its unlikely Arsenal made such bid, with the high profile moves they’ve been making this summer.
Follow oohtobeagooner on Facebook
for more latest Arsenal transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours.