The print edition of A Bola (26/12/22 as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have now stepped up their pursuit of Pedro Porro.

Reports over recent weeks have suggested that Antonio Conte wants to sign an elite right wing-back in January, with Porro thought to be at the top of the Italian’s wishlist (The Athletic).

Ivan Perisic Pedro Porro

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 O Jogo reported last week that Spurs could accelerate their pursuit of the Sporting star ahead of the January transfer window.

That is exactly what has happened, if A Bola’s latest update is to be believed, with the publication stating that the Lilywhites have gone from ‘intentions to attack’ on the Spaniard.

The report states that Tottenham have already ‘made first contacts’ to sign Porro, with the Premier League club said to have reached out to Sporting through intermediaries to find out how much the player would cost. 

It is explained that Sporting want a minimum of €30m (£26.4m) for Porro but that was a sale that the club were planning next summer.

A Bola state that Tottenham would have to meet the right-back’s release clause, which stands at €45m (£39.6m), if they wish to sign him in January.

Spurs Web Opinion

£40m is quite a steep figure and I have my doubts if Spurs would be ready to pay that for Porro in January. The North London club will look to negotiate down the fee to around £30m-£35m. If Sporting are not willing to budge, the club might turn their attentions to other right-backs.

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