Leicester City are close to agreeing personal terms for Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho, as per Radio Marca.
It is said that there is no deal between the clubs as yet but one is to be expected – Betis do not have European football for next season and therefore will be more open to player sales.
Betis signed the deep-lying midfielder from Sporting CP in the summer of 2018 in a deal worth €20m for 75% of his rights and it is likely they would hold out for a higher fee in any sale.
Indeed, the reports highlight how the club would put the 27-year-old in their most valuable bracket and whilst no player is seen as unsellable by the club, they would resist any sale.
If Leicester manage to seal qualification for next season’s Champions League – as appears highly likely going by the Premier League table – they will have one of the highest spending potentials in Europe this summer.
Carvalho has made 52 first-team appearances for Betis but his participation has been severely limited this season due to suffering a spinal disc herniation earlier this season, ruling him out for four months.
Carvalho has a contract at Betis until 2023 with a €120m release clause.