Could Liverpool signing Fabinho see Everton miss out on William Carvalho?

Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho (R) kicks a penalty and scores during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs St Etienne (ASSE) on May 12, 2018 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (...

Everton are said to be chasing the Portugal midfielder, but Liverpool's move for Fabinho could mean that he ends up elsewhere.

Arturo Vidal of Chile and William Carvalho of Portugal battle for possession during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Portugal and Chile at Kazan Arena on June 28,...

Liverpool may have sabotaged Everton's move for William Carvalho without even realising it.

The Toffees are reported to be interested in the Sporting Lisbon man but could miss out - or be forced to pay more - if AS Monaco ramp up their efforts to sign him as a replacement for Fabinho after the Brazilian's £40 million move to Anfield this week.

William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon competes for the ball with Michal Krmencik of Viktoria Plzen during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Sporting Lisbon and...

The Ligue 1 side were linked with the 26-year-old earlier this month but those rumours cooled, allowing Everton to reportedly make their interest known.

A recent A Bola report claims that Carvalho is keen to reunite with Marco Silva, who is expected to be announced as the Toffees new boss in the coming weeks. The pair worked together during Silva's short tenure at Sporting CP in 2014.

But now that Monaco are back in the market for a defensive midfielder, Everton will have to make a move sooner rather than later, and could be forced to pay more than Sporting's asking price of £25 million.

Toni Kroos (L) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with William Carvalho (R) of Sporting CP during the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Madrid CF and Sporting Clube...

The Toffees can also expect to have to offer a sizeable sum for Carvalho's wages to fend off Monaco, with the French side able to offer Champions League football next season.

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