The Sporting Lisbon star is high on David Moyes shopping list as the United boss looks to overhaul his squad this summer.

United have a close relationship with Sporting, having taken Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani from the Portuguese side in recent years.

Carvalho, tipped to be a key man for Portugal at this summer's World Cup, is now on their radar, while Liverpool have also been tracking the 21-year-old.

However, it looks like Italian giants Inter have stolen a march on the Premier League pair as they look to tie up a deal before the transfer window officially opens.

Inter ran the rule over Carvalho again in Sporting’s win at Porto earlier this month and are now firm favourites to add the Portugal star to their ranks.