Report: Everton leading the race for William Carvalho

Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman

The Blues face competition from Chelsea for his signature.

Portugal's William Carvalho has his penalty saved during the shootout

According to the Mirror, Everton are leading the race for William Carvalho, but they now face competition from Chelsea for his signature.

The Toffees are expected to spend big this summer, with manager Ronald Koeman promised big funds by shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

The Toffees have been linked with a number of players as a result, but so far only goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has arrived from Fulham.

Portugal's William Carvalho and Sweden's Oscar Lewicki in action

One man they have been linked with is Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, who was a star performer for Portugal as they won Euro 2016 earlier this summer.

And according to the Mirror, the Blues are leading the race for his signature, but now face competition from Chelsea for him.

They report that Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to sign another midfielder after completing a move for N’Golo Kante.

Portugal's William Carvalho in action with Austria's David Alaba

He has been frustrated in his attempts to sign Radja Nainggolan from Roma and so has turned his attention towards William instead.

Whether he would be interested in either club remains to be seen though, with neither able to offer him the chance to play Champions League football next season.

England's Jack Wilshere in action with Portugal's William Carvalho

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