ARSENAL are plotting a sensational swap deal to bring long-term target William Carvalho to the Premier League.

Reports in Portugal say that Sporting Lisbon are considering a move for out-of favour Gunners striker Joel Campbell.

And, according to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are now looking to use Campbell has a makeweight to land Carvalho.

Campbell was shipped out on loan to Spanish side Villarreal in January but has failed to find the net in 19 appearances in La Liga.

The 23-year-old's Arsenal career appears over with reports saying Arsene Wenger is keen to seal a permanent move away for the forward.

Wenger is looking to use the Costa Rica international as part of a deal to bring Sporting's defensive midfielder Carvalho to the Emirates.

Sporting were previously said to be looking for Carvalho's £35m release clause in full for any deal to take place.

But the Portuguese club are now reportedly ready to cash in on their star man, who has also drawn interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, for just £21.5m.

And, should Arsenal offer Campbell as well cash, they could persuade Sporting to sell

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