The Guardian have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are expected to hold more talks with Sporting Lisbon over the coming days and weeks regarding a deal for Pedro Porro.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Porro has been well-documented over the last few weeks, with reports stating that Sporting Lisbon want the right-back’s £40m release clause to be met (Fabrizio Romano) while Antonio Conte’s men do not wish to do so and want to negotiate down the price (AS).
The Guardian have now also stated that, as things stand, Sporting have no intention of letting the right-back leave unless his release clause is met.
The report explains that while the Portuguese club’s model involves selling players on for a profit each year, they are under no financial pressure to sell Porro after cashing in on Matheus Nunes and Joao Palhinha last summer.
The publication reveals that Spurs have held ‘initial conversations’ with Ruben Amorim’s side through intermediaries and that ‘more talks will take place’ over the coming days. The Guardian add that a deal to bring Porro to the Lilywhties remains ‘a possibility’ this month.
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It looks quite likely that these negotiations will be drawn out until the final week of the transfer window as Tottenham seem intent on calling out Sporting’s bluff and potentially landing him for a fee lower than his release clause.
Perhaps, the Lilywhites have spoken to the player and are aware of his intention to join, and are hoping for the 23-year-old to put pressure on Sporting.
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