Chelsea’s William Carvalho interest intensifies with Jose Mourinho ready to bid for…

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will reignite his interest in Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, writes Tom Hopkinson for the Sunday People.

The defensive midfielder, 22, is available this summer for £30million – including add-ons – by the Portuguese club.

That figure has been baulked at by long-time admirers Manchester United, but the Blues are keen to press ahead with a bid – offering £11m, plus extras, as well as sending a player in the opposite direction on loan.

Portugal star Carvalho is expected to meet with Sporting president Bruno De Carvalho early this week to discuss his future.