Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claims that Premier League giants Manchester United have emerged as favourites to recruit Sporting CP hotshot William Carvalho.
The Portugal international has been on the radar of top European sides for quite some time, and it looks as though England will be his next destination.
After Leicester City, Everton and Southampton all made their moves in the summer transfer window, Manchester United appear to be readying a January bid for his services.
Jose Mourinho plans to sign a new midfield partner for marquee signing Paul Pogba and he clearly believes his compatriot would be an excellent addition to the squad.
William Carvalho, 24, has a contract until June 2020 at Estadio Jose Alvalade, and it is clear he will not be available on the cheap.
The talented footballer has so far made 91 Primeira Liga appearances for the Lions, while starting five games as Portugal won the Euro 2016 trophy.