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first_img William Carvalho and Sami Khedira 1 The experience of Khedira or the promise of Carvalho: who would you rather have?center_img Good news, Arsenal fans, your manager isn’t done spending money.Arsene Wenger appears to want a midfielder capable of protecting the defence, with Sami Khedira and William Carvalho the top targets. But which player is best? Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight pits them head-to-head…What’s the latest?On Carvalho:Reports in Portugal are claiming that Arsenal have offered Sporting Lisbon £24m for William Carvalho, who was believed to be close to joining Man United last season. The 22-year-old has a release clause of around £37m, but apparently his club will accept less if they are paid the sum in its entirety, while his wage demands are not as high as Khedira’s.On Khedira:The Gunners are still in the hunt for Khedira and reports from Spain are that Real are preparing for his departure by lining up a move for Luiz Gustavo. However, Chelsea and Bayern are rivals for Khedira’s signature. Both teams, though, may wait a year and pick him up for free next summer.What will Carvalho offer?Carvalho’s rise has been meteoric in Lisbon and the imposing midfielder has won many admirers around Europe. He is strong, possesses great awareness and his positioning is normally spot on. For someone who has only played one full season at Sporting Lisbon – he was on loan at Cercle Brugge in 2012 – it is a massive leap forward. He only received the first of his six Portugal caps last November and was included in the 2014 World Cup squad, so clearly he is a fast learner.Last season: 29 Portuguese Primeira Liga appearances, four goalsWhat will Khedira offer?Experience, class, power – World Cup winner Khedira has many qualities. Sitting in the middle of the pitch, he is great at winning the ball and beginning attacks with his passing. He works tirelessly for his team-mates and would certainly provide an excellent screen for the back four.Last season: 13 La Liga appearances, one goalVideo evidence:last_img

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