AS have revealed that Tottenham are trying to persuade Sporting Lisbon to let Pedro Porro leave for a fee lower than the right-back’s release clause.

It is not at all clear where Spurs’ pursuit of Porro stands at the moment, with contrasting claims being made by different publications over recent days.

Pedro Porro

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The Daily Star reported a few days ago that the North Londoners are expected to push through a deal of around £35m for the right-back but Sky Sports subsequently claimed that the Lilywhites’ interest in the 23-year-old had cooled after Sporting asked for his £40m release clause to be met.

AS are now the latest outlet to report on Spurs’ pursuit of Porro, with the publication explaining that the Premier League club are locked in negotiations with the Portuguese club for the Spaniard after Antonio Conte ‘chose’ him as the player to reinforce the right flank.

The report also suggests that Sporting are unwilling to let the right-back leave unless his release clause is met. It is explained that the £40m figure is ‘far from what Tottenham intend to offer’ as they feel that it is more than the player’s market value.

AS add that the Lilywhites have argued to Sporting that the fee they are demanding is not in line with the price that other full-backs and wing-backs are fetching in the current market.

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My gut feeling is that we will get a deal for Porro over the line this window, particularly since the only viable alternative seems to be Denzel Dumfries, who would cost just as much if not more than the Sporting Lisbon man. However, I would not be surprised if the negotiations for Porro drag on until the final few days of the transfer window.

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