Leicester reportedly in advanced talks to sign star midfielder with £110m release clause

William Carvalho of Real Betis looks on during the Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Levante UD at Estadio Benito Villamarin on September 24, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

Leicester City are reportedly keen on Real Betis ace William Carvalho.

William Carvalho of Real Betis in action during the Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and RCD Mallorca at Estadio Benito Villamarin on February 21, 2020 in Seville, Spain.

According to Coliseo Verdiblanco, Leicester City are in a 'good position' to land Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho after talks about a deal.

It's claimed that conversations have taken place about a deal, and whilst the move hasn't been agreed, Leicester are pressing ahead with their efforts to sign him.

The report notes that Carvalho hasn't been able to hit top form this season due to injury, and Betis may now cash in as they plot their own summer moves.

 

When Carvalho joined Betis from Sporting in 2018, it was confirmed that he had a huge €120million (£110million) release clause in his contract, as noted by Marca.

Leicester almost certainly won't be paying that kind of money for Carvalho; even half of that would be a shock, with the clause mostly just in place to protect Betis.

The 27-year-old was a star with Sporting, earning huge interest along the way, having impressed as a powerful anchor man in midfield who also had a strong passing range.

William Carvalho of Real Betis Sevilla  during the La Liga Santander  match between Leganes v Real Betis Sevilla at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on February 16, 2020 in Madrid Spain

Leicester's midfield struggles at times without Wilfried Ndidi, and Brendan Rodgers may now feel that Carvalho can offer some cover and competition in the Foxes side.

Rodgers wanted Carvalho at Liverpool in 2015 according to The Mirror, so seeing new links emerge now isn't a huge shock, and it's certainly a story for Leicester fans to keep an eye on.

William Carvalho of Real Betis looks on during the Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Levante UD at Estadio Benito Villamarin on September 24, 2019 in Seville, Spain.

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