Joao Carvalho: Nottingham Forest agree club-record fee for Benfica midfielder

Joao Carvalho
Joao Carvalho is a Portugal Under-21 international

Nottingham Forest have agreed a club-record fee of £13.2m for Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho and a loan deal for team-mate Diogo Goncalves, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

The 21-year-old Portugal Under-21 international duo are expected to sign on Thursday after completing their medicals.

Carvalho played eight games for Benfica in 2017-18.

Attacking midfielder Goncalves is set to join Forest on a season-long loan.

The Championship side's current record signing is striker Britt Assombalonga, who joined from Peterborough for £5.5m in August 2014.

Forest sold him to Middlesbrough for £15m in July 2017.