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Chelsea rival Everton for William Carvalho

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Everton are reportedly leading the race for the Portugal star

Portugal v France - Final: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

According to the Mirror, Everton face competition from Chelsea for midfielder William Carvalho.

The Blues are expected to be busy this summer, and it appears that a central midfielder is the top of Ronald Koeman’s wish list.

He has so far been frustrated in his search though, with a move Axel Witsel stalling on several occasions and him looking likely to end up elsewhere.

One man they have ben linked to is Portugal star Carvalho, who was one of the key players in their Euro 2016 success this summer.

According to the Mirror, the Blues are leading the race for his signature but are now facing competition from Chelsea for his signature.

Antonio Conte is determined to add another central midfielder to his squad despite securing N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.

He had been targeting Radja Nainggolan from Roma, but with a move for him proving difficult he has now decided to rival Everton for Carvalho.

Who he chooses remains to be seen, with both able to provide big wages but held back by not having Champions League football to offer.