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Arsenal has been named as one of the clubs interested in a move for Real Betis’ William Carvalho.

The midfielder has been an accomplished player on the European scene and Betis has managed to keep him for a long time despite repeated interest from clubs around the continent.

He could finally leave the La Liga side this winter as Betis looks to make some money from selling their players.

A report on Fichajes reveals the cash-strapped Spanish side has made him one of the players they will sacrifice to raise funds.

This decision, it claims, has piqued the interest of Arsenal, who are willing to add his experience to their ranks.

Betis have financial problems and have long considered selling a few players to balance the books. Nabil Fekir is a player they could consider offers for, and Carvalho could join the Frenchman if a lucrative proposal arrives.

Arsenal are mentioned as a possible suitor in the report. The Gunners are in the market for a new defensive midfielder to cover Thomas Partey. Mikel Arteta is looking at Danilo as an option, but it will take time for the 21-year-old to adapt to the new surroundings.

The Gunners remain at the top of the Premier League, so a title challenge could gather pace after January. Arteta are considering making key signings in the winter window and could look at Carvalho’s experience to help them in the fight.

If Arsenal are to pursue the 30-year-old midfielder, Newcastle United could compete for the Portugal international. The Magpies are also in the market for an experienced midfielder to help them in their quest. Eddie Howe knows the club are in a strong position to finish fourth or even challenge for the title with Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Magpies could make key signings but not spend heavily. A decent offer for Carvalho could lead to a transfer battle. Betis will entertain decent proposals. However, there are doubts whether either club would consider the 30-year-old midfielder as a primary target.

Carvalho could emerge as a backup option for either if they cannot find agreements for their main targets. The Portuguese international certainly offers experience and could strengthen those teams. However, he does not fit into their long-term planning. So the chances of the Premier League passing up on him are higher.

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