William Carvalho
Last season Carvalho proved to be a sensation at Sporting LisbonGetty Images

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William Carvalho has assured Sporting Lisbon fans he will remain at the club this season, ruling out a deadline day move to either Manchester United or Arsenal.

The Portuguese midfielder had been linked with moves to one of the Premier League giants since the beginning of the summer.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed on Saturday he will be very "active" on deadline day, and previously suggested he wanted a defensive midfielder, following Mikel Arteta's recent injury.

The Gunners have since been linked with a number of holding players, including Real Madrid's Sami Khedira and former Arsenal star Alex Song.

After the Spanish club rejected Arsenal's attempts to negotiate a move for Khedira, and Song moved to West Ham, reports said Wenger planned a late £20m ($33.2m, €25.3m) bid to secure Carvalho.

Louis Van Gaal was also reportedly keen on the Sporting Lisbon midfielder as an alternative to his first choice Arturo Vidal.

Manchester United have agreed terms to sign versatile midfielder Daley Blind. But with the Ajax star also able to play in defence, recent reports said Van Gaal was considering signing a consistent holder like Carvalho.

However, the Portuguese international has ruled out a late exit to either Old Trafford or the Emirates Stadium, and has committed to Sporting Lisbon.

"I am under contract with Sporting and I'm a Sporting player," Carvalho said to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

"There is no way I can say I am going to leave. I am fine at Sporting."

The 22-year-old midfielder proved to be a sensation in Portugal last season, catching the eye of a number of big European clubs, while earning a place in the national team for the Brazil World Cup.