Huge Tottenham transfer news sees medical re-booked for deadline day as Levy talks prompt U-turn over £39m signing

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte Credit: Alamy
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte Credit: Alamy

After a topsy-turvy day of will he or won’t he, it looks like Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro will finally become a Tottenham player on transfer deadline day.

The move had been expected to be finalised on Monday after the two clubs agreed on a £39million fee for the Spaniard. However, the day began with a report from The Athletic that the transfer had collapsed after Sporting pulled the plug.

Porro had already agreed personal terms by that stage and was said to be devastated by the news.

That led to the defender missing training in Portugal as he hoped the deal could be resurrected. And his wish appears to have been granted.

David Ornstein, who initially broke the news of the deal collapsing, has confirmed it is back on. Meanwhile, transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has given the move his traditional ‘here we go’.

The 23-year-old’s medical has now been re-booked for Tuesday as Antonio Conte bags his top wing-back target.

The Italian made Porro a priority signing after being impressed by his two performances against Spurs in the Champions League this season.

One in, one out as Spence heads to France

He will slot straight into the squad as a replacement for summer signing Djed Spence. The former Middlesbrough man is close to finalising a loan switch to French club Rennes.

Porro will join Dutchman Arnaut Danjuma in north London, with the forward marking his Tottenham debut with a goal in the 3-0 FA Cup win at Preston on Saturday.

The arrival of the Sporting star will almost certainly relegate both Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal to bench duty, with the Spain international possessing more quality than Conte’s other two right wing-back options.

Tottenham may not be done there with regards transfers, with a deal Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Piero Hincapie still being mooted.

Newcastle have also been linked with the player in what could become an interesting battle on deadline day.

Conte’s men are back in action on Sunday when they host Porro’s former club Manchester City in the Premier League.

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