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Leicester faces competition from Inter for Carvalho

08 Apr 2020, 04:13 GMT+10

Leicester City could face a battle to sign midfielder William Carvalho from Real Betis as Inter Milan are reportedly interested as well.

The Foxes sit third in the Premier League and in a great position to secure a spot in next year's Champions League.

That means Brendan Rodgers' men are looking to strengthen the squad and defensive midfielder Carvalho has been identified as a possible target after shining in the holding role when Portugal took glory in Euro 2016.

Betis captured the 27-year-old from Sporting Lisbon in 2018 and, despite him struggling to make an impact this season due to back trouble, the La Liga club are reluctant to let the player go.

Carvalho has three years left on his contract and a massive release clause of €120million, meaning Betis would be unlikely to do business below the Pound 18million they paid to Sporting, according to Calciomercato.

They could be in a better position now though with Inter emerging as rivals to Leicester.

Like the Foxes, Inter sit third in their domestic league, so coach Antonio Conte will also be looking to give his midfield a boost as they ready for a return to the Champions League after failing to qualify for Europe's elite competition this season.

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