Manchester City are said to be waiting until after the Confederations Cup to make a bid for Sporting’s William Carvalho.

  • Arsenal linked with Carvalho as Coquelin replacement
  • Defensive midfielder said to cost £35m
  • Manchester City looking for Yaya Toure replacement
  • City waiting until after Confederations Cup in Russia before making move

The former Arsenal target is reportedly on Manchester City’s radar after he hired a new agent – Pep Guardiola’s brother, Pere.

Sporting apparently need the money and are asking for £35m (€40m) but, according to Portuguese outlet, Record [via Sport Witness], they’re waiting until after the Confederations Cup to make their move.

Portugal face Chile in the tournament’s first semi-final clash on 28 June. However, if they make the final, City could be waiting until after 2 July.

Arsenal were thought to be signing Carvalho has a replacement for the out-of-favour Francis Coquelin. However, the links have fizzled out recently.

Carvalho has three years left on his deal with Sporting.

The 25-year-old made 43 appearances over all competitions last season.