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Portugal are plotting to lure Fulham midfielder Fabio Carvalho away from England duty as the battle over his international future hots up, according to a Daily Mail report this evening.

The talented teenager is already a man in demand at club level with Fulham facing a fight to keep him at Craven Cottage beyond this season. Carvalho, who has scored three goals in five appearances during a sensational start to the club’s Championship campaign, has reportedly turned down a contract extension and has attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and at least ten Premier League sides.

Carvalho, who was born in Portugal and started his career with Benfica before moving to England aged thirteen, has been capped up to under-18 level by England. The Mail suggests that the Portuguese FA have been extremely impressed by his displays for Fulham this season under new boss Marco Silva and are planning to tempt the youngster to switch his international allegiance to the land of his birth. Carvalho was surprisingly left out of England’s youth sides during the latest round of international fixtures last week.