TOTTENHAM are interested in signing Pedro Porro, according to reports.
GettyPedro Porro has impressed for Sporting Lisbon[/caption]
Porro, 23, started both group matches against Antonio Conte’s side – including a 2-0 win over them in September.
According to AS, Tottenham will make a move to sign the Spaniard in January.
Porro, who was on Man City’s books between 2019 and earlier this year without ever playing for them, has a release clause of around £40million – but Spurs want to pay less to secure his services.
A fee between £22m and £26m has been mooted, although Sporting are reluctant to sell mid-season.
Ruben Amorim’s side will play Europa League football in the second half of the campaign, while they face a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
But Spurs may test their resolve, as they battle to prove to Conte that they can match his spending desires in the transfer market.
The North Londoners have reportedly offered the Italian a £1m a year pay rise to extend his contract beyond the end of the season.
But Conte is in no rush to sign, until he sees that his wishes can be fulfilled.
GettyPedro Porro chases Spurs defender Ben Davies[/caption]
Tottenham are likely to be active in the January market, and could sign two players.
They are believed to covet a defender and a creative midfielder.
Emerson Royal has started the vast majority of their matches this term at right wing-back, although has underwhelmed with his performances.
Matt Doherty has started just three Prem games, all while Emerson was suspended, while summer signing Djed Spence has made just four brief substitute appearances in all competitions.
In the midfield department, Spurs could go after Brighton’s Argentina star Alexis Mac Allister.
The Lilywhites are claimed to be one of a trio chasing his services, along with Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.
Spurs return to domestic action on Boxing Day, when they travel to Brentford.
GettySpurs have been linked with Alexis Mac Allister[/caption]