Arsenal to make this DM the SECOND transfer of 2015?

With the January transfer window just a couple of days away, Arsenal fans are hoping for some early business to be done by Arsene Wenger. There are reports that the West Ham and New Zealand international defender Winston Reid is likely to be the first player the Gunners sign in January, in a deal worth around £4 million.

And according to a report in the Daily Mail he could be joined at the Emirates stadium soon after by the young Portugal international star William Carvalho.

Arsenal get Green Light on defensive midfield transfer target

Arsenal were linked with a number of possible players that could come in and strengthen the central midfield area, which many fans and football pundits feel is the club’s Achilles heel. And one of the players that the Gunners were most strongly linked with is now looking like a very realistic transfer target in the January transfer window, according to a Daily Star report.

There were reports that Arsene Wenger had made a bid to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon this summer, but the Portuguese club apparently refused to move on the release clause in the talented 22-year old’s contract and that was too much for Arsenal.

Would Arsenal REALLY bid €30m for 22-year old Carvalho?

I know that the years of austerity are supposed to be over at Arsenal Football Club, when Arsene Wenger was accused of putting the accounts before the team and treating the club’s money as if it was his own and his name was Ebeneezer Scrooge, but I don’t think the Arsenal boss is ready to start spending like Mourinho or Mancini just yet.

So I was amazed to read in the Metro that reports coming from Portugal claim that is exactly what is happening, after the Gunners put in a massive bid of 30 million euros for William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon. The fact that the Portugal international is just 22-years old and has only played 30 league games for his club, suggest to me that this story is a bit unlikely, to say the least.