Manchester United are closing in on a £35m move for Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old midfielder William Carvalho, reports the Manchester Evening News. The newspaper says: "Reports in Portugal now say that United have a £35m deal in place to land the defensive midfielder to head off interest from Real Madrid.

"United have not confirmed the deal. But Carvalho is certainly in the right age-range to help rebuild Moyes's engine room and has the powerful qualities the Reds have been lacking in that area."

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