Euro Paper Talk: Spurs hold double transfer talks today for two stars Antonio Conte loves; Leeds linked with three more signings, with Serie A pair next

Marcus Edwards of Sporting Lisbon warms up before the UEFA Champions League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Tottenham are holding talks over two players on Wednesday in a potential £55m double deal, Leeds are chasing three more signings this month with a Serie A midfielder among their targets, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk confirms Liverpool interest in a Portugal midfielder.


Tottenham director Fabio Paratici will on Wednesday reportedly meet with Sporting Lisbon officials to discuss two possible signings.

Antonio Conte’s side are in something of a bad moment having fallen adrift of the Champions League places. And their problems were brutally exposed by Aston Villa on New Year’s Day as Unai Emery’s side earned a deserved 2-0 win.

After the match, Conte claimed it was unrealistic to expect Spurs to challenge for the title. And unless there is further investment in the club, then a fifth-placed finish is the best they can ask for.

However, reports on Tuesday suggested the club are preparing to back Conte with hard cash in January.

And it seems his top target is Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Daichi Kamada, who is nearing the end of his contract.

Spurs, though, face strong competition for the Japanese star, with Sevilla and Barcelona also keen.

And it seems their most urgent priorities lie elsewhere. As such, the Daily Mail claiming talks are being held on Wednesday for a pair of Sporting Lisbon stars.

Top of the agenda is Sporting wing-back Pedro Porro. Conte is desperate to strengthen the right side of his defence with both Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty failing to impress.

And Porro is fast emerging as Conte’s No 1 target to come in. Sporting though are reportedly standing by the £39m (€45m) exit clause in the Spaniard’s deal. As such any deal will not come cheap.

Spurs also keen to re-sign Marcus Edwards

As part of the talks for Porro, Spurs are also looking to bring Marcus Edwards back to the club.

The former Tottenham youngster has found his feet in Portugal and caught the eye with two excellent displays against them in the Champions League.

Conte is looking for another wide attacker, especially amid claims Lucas Moura may be heading back to Brazil.

And Edwards may well fit the bill. Sporting value the player at around the £30m mark. However, Tottenham hold a 50% sell-on clause in the deal that brought him to the Portuguese capital. Therefore, a compromise deal of around £20m could be struck.

Reports claim Paratici is looking to close out a £55m double deal for the pair, which would go some way to appeasing Conte.


Leeds United will complete three more signings in January with Sampdoria’s Abdelhamid Sabiri, Valencia’s Jesus Vazquez and Torino’s Sasa Lukic on their radar. (Torino Granata)

Thomas Partey is working on persuading his former Atletico teammate Joao Felix to move to Arsenal this month. (AS)

Inter Milan will allow Milan Skriniar to let his contract run down and lose him for free as opposed selling him this month. Tottenham and PSG are closely monitoring developments. (Sky Italia)

Aston Villa are now the leading candidates to sign Weston McKennie following claims they are to approach Juventus over his transfer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Arsenal’s second bid totalling £62m for Mykhaylo Mudryk has been rejected – leaving Chelsea as clear favourites for his signature. (various)

Chelsea are targeting Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Kouadio Kone as possible replacements for Jorginho. (

Tottenham star Emerson Royal is in talks to rejoin former club Real Betis on loan following claims Antonio Conte wants to move him on. (SportItalia)


Saudi Arabia side Al Nassr are ready to offer N’Golo Kante eye-watering wages to persuade him to leave this summer. (Sport)

Sevilla and Barcelona are ready to rival Tottenham in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Daichi Kamada. (various)

Jurgen Klopp has denied claims that Liverpool are closing on a deal for Jude Bellingham and denies reports they have already spoken with the player’s parents. (SportBILD)

Chelsea are closing on the signing of Enzo Fernandez amid claims in Portugal that it is ‘very unlikely’ he will ever play for Benfica again. (O Jogo)

Newcastle will reportedly go all out to sign Real Valladolid full-back Ivan Fresneda amid claims they are blown away by his performances. (AS)

Brentford are closing on the signing of Freiburg forward Kevin Schade in a deal that will set them back £21.1m (€24m). (Florian Plettenberg)

Chelsea will hold talks with Shakhtar Donetsk officials this week as they look to beat Arsenal to Mykhaylo Mudryk. (Ben Jacobs)


Liverpool’s interest in Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes is genuine – though their top target remains Jude Bellingham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are sticking a €100m price tag on Ousmane Dembele amid claims PSG are looking to snare him to the French capital. (Sport)

Newcastle are joining Chelsea, Tottenham and Bayern Munich in the chase for Illan Meslier – but Leeds are making it very clear they don’t want to sell the goalkeeper. (RMC Sport)

Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko will depart loan club AC Milan this month with a possible move to Turkey now under consideration. (Corriere dello Sport)

Dinamo Zagreb attacker Mislav Orsic is keeping Southampton waiting on their £7.5m offer as he awaits offers from other sides. (various)

Brazil defender Marquinhos is close to agreeing a new contract to extend his stay with PSG. (Le Parisien)

Manchester United have opened talks with Jack Butland are also hoping to sign Borussia Monchengladbach keeper Yann Sommer on a pre-contract agreement. (various)