Graeme Bailey also backed up Tottenham’s interest in the Porto number one last week, telling TEAMtalk that the North London club might battle it out with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea for the 23-year-old’s signature.
The journalist explained that Porto would need to raise £50m before they can sign players in the summer and that the Portuguese club could thus be tempted to cash in on their goalkeeper.
However, Correio da Manha have now indicated that Sergio Conceicao’s men are not prepared to sell Costa at a discount since they are protected by the release clause.
The report suggests that Porto might not be willing to negotiate on the price as the £66m fee is ‘perfectly within reach of top English clubs’.
Spurs Web Opinion
I cannot see Spurs paying more than £50m to sign Costa when there are cheaper and more experienced alternatives available.
I think Porto would likely be willing to negotiate down the fee, given the financial predicament they find themselves in at the moment.
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