Manchester United face competition from AS Monaco for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

Le Sport 10 says reports over the weekend suggested the Premier League champions had agreed a £37million fee for the Portuguese international - with the move set to go through after the World Cup.

However, Monaco are said to have joined the race and reportedly have close connections with Carvalho's agent Jorge Mendes.<> The French moneybags would also be able to offer the 21-year-old Champions League football - something United look unable to match.

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