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Welcoming William?

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Why would Man Utd show William Carvalho's agent round Carrington? It's Jorge Mendes. By this stage he must have his own parking space.

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People know United are desperate. Fees like the Carvalho one will have to be paid, as clubs know the pressure to sign talent. #MUFC

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William Carvalho clearly looks a talent, but 24 league games for Sporting after 2 yrs on loan in Belgium, now £37m fee? The power of Mendes.

Read: Top transfer rumours

Ilori set for January loan

Liverpool are planning to send young Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori out on loan during the January transfer window.

The Reds bought 20 year-old Ilori from Sporting Lisbon in the summer, and Brendan Rodgers said:

He has come in, he will have six months to adapt and then he will go out and get experience.

– Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers quoted in the Liverpool Echo

Lyon loan Lopes

Lyon have signed Portugal international defender Miguel Lopes on loan from Sporting Lisbon.

The 26-year-old right-sided defender, whose rights are still partly owned by his former club Porto, has initially joined Lyon on a one-year loan deal with the option for the Ligue 1 outfit to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

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Fabrice Fokobo scores a blinder against Tottenham's academy in NextGen Series (video)

Blink and you'll miss it (at 2:40 in), as there's no replay, but what a strike from the teenage Cameroonian, playing for his club Sporting at Spurs in the NextGen Series. With this win, Sporting booked a semi-final berth and a tie with Aston Villa's youngsters.

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