Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has said that the speculation linking Marcus Edwards with a move to Tottenham in January is ‘wide off the mark’ at this stage of the window.

Over the last week, there has been plenty written about Tottenham’s pursuit of Pedro Porro, with the North London club thought to be locked in negotiations with Sporting Lisbon for the right-back (AS).

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Over recent days, it has been suggested that Spurs could look to secure a double deal for Porro as well as Edwards.

The Daily Mail explained a couple of days ago that although Edwards has a release clause of £52m, the Lilywhites would only need to pay around half that to re-sign the Spurs academy graduate since they have a 50 per cent sell-on clause for the player.

Gold has now revealed that while Antonio Conte’s men are looking for attacking reinforcements this month, they are not expected to push ahead with a move for Edwards.

The journalist suggests that the 5ft 5 winger is not a typical Conte player due to his diminutive stature and remarks that his inconsistent training levels might irk the Spurs boss.

Gold further questions whether Edwards would want to swap playing regularly for a club like Sporting in order to be the fifth or sixth-choice attacker at Tottenham.

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If Tottenham do hold an interest in re-signing Edwards, Bryan Gil’s performance against Palace should make the club rethink their pursuit of the Sporting star.

In the form of the Spaniard, Spurs already have a very similar player – a diminutive, left-footed dribbler, who plays on the right. Gil has shown that he is capable of covering for Kulusevski if the Swede is injured or needs a rest.

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