William Carvalho Sporting Lisbon
Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a lifeline in their quest to sign William Carvalho.Reuters

Sporting Lisbon boss Marco Silva claims the club has received several offers for William Carvalho and admitted there is now a chance of the midfielder leaving them in the January transfer window.

The Portugal international, who has a £37m release clause in his contract, was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League during the second half of last season and in the summer, with both Arsenal and Manchester United touted as favourites to land him.

The interest in the player cooled since the start of the season, with Carvalho struggling to match his performances from last season, which was his breakthrough year.

However, the 22-year-old still presents himself as an interesting option for several big clubs, and Silva has now revealed that there are still many offers on the table and refused to rule out the possibility of the youngster leaving Sporting in January.

"William is a target for English teams, but I want him to play his game," ITV quoted the manager as saying.

"He's not playing at the same level as last season because last season he was a surprise, but he's improving. William has many offers. Let's wait until January."

Sporting and Carvalho visit London to face Chelsea on Wednesday, in the final match of the Champions League group-stage fixtures.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey admitted his second goal in the Gunners' 4-1 victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday was one of his best ever.

Around the half-hour mark, the Welshman met a clearance from 30 yards and sent a left-footed half-volley into the top corner, to bag his second goal of the night. The 23-year-old now considers it as one of the best goals he has scored, alongside a stunning close-range volley he netted at Norwich City back in May.

"The ball came to the edge of the box and I thought, 'why not have a go? So I had a go and thankfully it went in," Ramsey pointed out.

"It's up there with the best I've ever scored but I still really like the goal against Norwich City."

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