Chelsea transfer news: Tottenham worried the Blues will hijack deal for £40m defender

Tottenham are reportedly seriously worried that Chelsea may hijack their potential deal to sign Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro.

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are moving quickly today to try wrap up a deal for Sporting’s 23-year-old defender.

It is understood that Antonio Conte’s side have failed with their £32.5million bid for Porro, who’s got a £40million buy-out clause. There are more talks taking place on Wednesday regarding a potential transfer to north London, though.

The report explains that Spurs are fearful Todd Boehly’s Chelsea may make their own move for the right-back. For now, the Blues are lurking in the background waiting to see what happens.

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Pedro Porro pursuit

It sounds like Spurs are in pole position to sign Porro, with the Daily Mail explaining that Porro’s agent is currently focusing on a potential move to join them.

However, it’s obvious Chelsea have frightened teams with their ruthlessness in the transfer market under the new ownership. Arsenal are the side that have been on the wrong end of Chelsea’s efficiency this month, with Joao Felix and Mykhailo Mudryk both snapped out of their hands.

Journalist Simon Phillips explained to GiveMeSport last week that Chelsea were firmly in the running to sign Porro after holding their own conversations with his agent.

It sounds like rivals Spurs are doing all the ground work right now, though.

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Porro is an attack-minded right-back that could be great competition for Reece James, but would a £40million player be happy playing second fiddle in the squad?

The Spanish wing-back has got 11 assists in just 25 Sporting appearances this season. Therefore, you can understand why there’s a race to get him in January.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.