Arsenal and Tottenham linked with Sporting Lisbon stars

The Sun have picked up on a Portuguese newspaper report claiming that Arsenal are planning a £70m double raid on Sporting Lisbon for William Carvalho and Gelson Martins.

A Bolo say Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in both players.

Carvalho (pictured above) has been linked with Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, on numerous occasions in the last couple of years.

Manchester City are also said to be keen on the midfielder, while full-back Martins has also been touted for a move to England during previous transfer windows.

The Sun have also picked up on A Bolo claiming that Tottenham have made a £26m bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva after having a previous offer turned down.

A Bolo claimed that Spurs had a £17.5m bid for Silva rejected and returned with an offer almost £9m higher.

Sporting apparently want around £30m for the Portugal midfielder, who has been linked with several clubs in recent months.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have again been tipped to move for Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez.

It comes amid reports that Monaco are determined to keep Thomas Lemar, who had been tipped to move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Mirror say Wenger is ready to pursue a deal for Mahrez as Monaco insist they want to keep Lemar.

The Mirror say Josh King is unsure about quitting Bournemouth to join Tottenham.

The newspaper has linked King, 25, with a move to Spurs for some time but now say he does not want to play second fiddle to Harry Kane.

Everton are also said to be interested in the Norwegian, who scored 16 goals for Bournemouth last season.

The Mirror say Everton boss Ronald Koeman has targeted King because Romelu Lukaku wants to leave the Merseyside club and return to Chelsea.

And, again according to the Mirror, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is struggling to land any of what the newspaper say are his three major transfer targets.

They are Roma’s Germany defender Antonio Rudiger as well as Juventus duo Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro.

Rudiger and Sandro were tipped to join Chelsea but there are now reports that Manchester City are targeting Rudiger and that Juventus are determined to keep Sandro.

Bonucci has previously played under Conte for Juve and Italy and has been repeatedly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, but he signed a new contract in December and the Turin club are said to be unwilling to let him go.




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