Manchester City have reportedly added Portugal international star William Carvalho to their list of possible long-term replacements for Yaya Toure, according to the Daily Mail.
The Premier League side, who currently sit third in the English top-flight table, just one point behind leaders Chelsea, following Saturday’s 2-1 win away at newly promoted Burnley, are understood to be interested in luring the midfielder away from Sporting Lisbon during the forthcoming January transfer window.
The 24-year-old, who has 29 international caps for his country and starred for Portugal this summer as they defeated France in the final to win Euro 2016, has provided three assists in 17 appearances in all competitions for the Liga NOS outfit so far this season.
Carvalho, who came through Sporting’s youth ranks, is wanted by Citizens boss Pep Guardiola as a long-term replacement for fellow midfielder Toure, who has played just games this campaign.
The report suggests that the Portuguese ace has a buyout clause of £42m in his current contract.