Sporting Lisbon are actively encouraging offers for William Carvalho.Record says Sporting feel it is the right time to cash in on the young Portugal international and believe they can sell him for top price.

Arsenal were reported to have made a bid for Carvalho last week, while he has also been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United since the end of the World Cup.

Only last week, Lisbon sources stated Sporting turned down a €30 million offer from Tottenham.

Carvalho said: "I hope to have a good season, no injuries, and we can conquer the goals of the team.

"Following the work of last season, I will give the most to do better than in 2013/14."

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