90 min have now claimed that some members of the Sporting Lisbon hierarchy have now found Tottenham’s latest proposal for Pedro Porro to be ‘acceptable’.

Over the past couple of weeks, multiple publications have reported that Sporting will not let Porro leave unless his £40m release clause is activated while Tottenham are not willing to pay the fee (AS).

Pedro Porro

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Alasdair Gold explained via Football.London on Friday that Spurs are unwilling to activate the clause because it would involve paying the entire fee upfront rather than staged payments, which is how most transfers are structured.

90 min have now revealed that Tottenham have informed Sporting that they would be willing to pay £40m for Porro but only in instalments.

The report states that some at the Portuguese club find this to be an acceptable condition while others, including head coach Ruben Amorim, remain opposed to it.

The publication adds that Spurs want to make sure they have done all they can to sign Porro before turning their attention to alternatives.

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If there are no breakthroughs in the negotiations between Sporting and Spurs over the next few days, I suspect we will see the North London club turn their attention to Dumfries.

However, I personally believe that the Spaniard would be a much superior option to the Dutchman and I am not convinced that the Inter star would be much of an upgrade on Doherty.

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