Spurs frustrated with Sporting over Porro deal

Spurs frustrated with Sporting over Porro deal

Tottenham are growing increasingly frustrated with Sporting Lisbon for dragging out negotiations over a deal for Pedro Porro, with talks continuing on Thursday.

Sky Sports News understands Spurs are prepared to meet the Portuguese club's financial demands for the 23-year-old, who has a £39m release clause in his contract.

However, Sporting are still not keen to sell him in this transfer window.

Sources in Portugal have indicated, though, Sporting may negotiate on the release clause being paid in full, with Tottenham reluctant to pay the whole amount up front.

Porro started on the bench for Tuesday night's Portuguese League Cup semi-final win at Arouca as he came on as a 77th-minute substitute.

Sporting head coach Ruben Amorim has admitted he is unsure if he will play in Saturday's final against Porto.

Porro has been a key performer for Sporting this season having scored three goals and provided 11 assists in 25 appearances in all competitions.