SPURS want Colombian star Luis Diaz but will NOT pay Porto’s asking price.
Portuguese reports say Porto are holding out for a release clause figure of £67million, but SunSport believes they would listen to offers of around £55m.
Although that is still too much for Tottenham, despite boss Antonio Conte is desperate for reinforcements in this month’s window.
Liverpool were interested in Diaz before backing out, West Ham made enquiries and Manchester United have been monitoring the 25-year-old winger.
Portuguese giants Porto have already shown they mean business.
They sold two players this month — winger Jesus Manuel Corona to Sevilla for £2.5m and midfielder Sergio Oliveira to Roma on a £1m loan fee with the option to buy for around £12m.
Conte has also declared an interest in Wolves’ Adama Traore this month.
Diaz is attracting some of the biggest names in Europe after several stellar seasons both in Portugal and in Europe.
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He has 16 goals this season and excelled at last summer’s Copa America.
He ended the competition with four goals — joint-top scorer alongside Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
United have had a scout check out Diaz recently, alongside representatives from, among others, Saint-Etienne, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
Meanwhile, Dele Alli’s best hopes of escaping his Tottenham nightmare look to be Paris Saint-Germain and Everton.
The outcast, 25, was set for Newcastle but they are likely to cool their interest in him if they land United’s Jesse Lingard on loan.
Conte target Frank Kessie is now in talks with Barcelona over a summer free transfer from AC Milan.
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