English Premiership

Mourinho hoping to bring Carvalho to Spurs

Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho is reportedly persuading Real Betis to sell midfielder William Carvalho to Tottenham in the off-season.

Carvalho progressed through the Sporting Lisbon youth ranks and became an important figure for the club before making a move to LaLiga with Real Betis.

Having made 43 appearances in his debut season for Betis, however, a muscle injury has kept him sidelined this term and he has been linked with a move elsewhere in recent weeks.

Leicester have previously been credited with interest but, according to Record (via Sport Witness), Tottenham are also keen.

The newspaper says that Portuguese boss Mourinho is at the forefront of the thinking of compatriot Carvalho, who has 59 caps for his country.

It is claimed that Carvalho is interested by the project being put together by Mourinho, who rarely finishes a season without a trophy.

Wolves could also have an advantage in the battle to sign the 28-year-old, given their unique connection with signing Portuguese players.

- TEAMtalk media

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