TOTTENHAM’S bid to sign Sporting Lisbon star Pedro Porro could be sabotaged by two of Spurs’ own players, according to reports.
The club appear keen to bring in the wing-back and are reportedly preparing a bid worth near to his £37million release clause.
However, the signing of the right-sided player could provide manager Antonio Conte with a major headache.
Spurs still have Emerson and Matt Doherty at their disposal and with both in the squad there could be no space for Porro.
The Brazilian has not started a game for Spurs since the World Cup break with Doherty being selected ahead of him.
Therefore, Conte is unlikely to want to offload the Irishman.
Tottenham also have a third option for the right-wing-back position, Djed Spence, who they signed for £20million from Middlesbrough in the summer.
The 22-year-old has not started a league match for the club since his switch and he could reportedly leave on loan with Wolves keen.
If Tottenham want to seal the deal for Porro they could have to move quickly with Chelsea also monitoring him.
They see the 23-year-old Spaniard as perfect competition for Reece James.
Porro is highly rated after an impressive few seasons at Sporting.
He helped the side win the league last season and this term he has chipped in with two goals and ten assists.
Porro has also been capped once by the Spain national team.