Ligue 1 side AS Monaco have entered into talks with Sporting over defensive midfielder William Carvalho, in the event that they lose Fabinho in the coming hours, despite the club’s insistence that they will not be selling to PSG, according to L’Équipe.
On Monaco’s shortlist, Carvalho sits about Leander Dendoncker, the Anderlecht midfielder that L’ASM have also been chasing.
This comes after West Ham United seriously looked at signing the player, but eventually refused to do a deal at the €43m price on offer.
Broad-brush talks between AS Monaco and Sporting Lisbon have enabled the Principality side to negotiate a considerably cheaper deal of €35m, plus €6m in bonuses.
But at the moment, the situation is on stand-by. It all depends on Fabinho.