Tottenham are open to sending Djed Spence out on loan this month
Tottenham will send Djed Spence out on loan with Brentford, Southampton, Leicester and Lyon all interested in the out-of-favour defender… as Spurs look to seal a move for Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro
- Tottenham will consider any loan offers for Djed Spence in the January window
- The right-back has struggled to break into Antonio Conte’s plans at Spurs
- Brentford, Southampton, Leicester and Lyon are all interested in the 22-year-old
Djed Spence will be allowed to leave Tottenham on loan this month and is attracting plenty of interested from English clubs and abroad.
Brentford, Southampton and Leicester are among a host of clubs looking to sign the 22-year-old on loan until the end of the season, while Lyon in Ligue 1 are also considering a move for the Englishman.
Spurs are only said to be considering loan offers for Spence, rather than permanent deals at this time.
Out-of-favour defender Djed Spence will be allowed to leave Tottenham on loan this month
Brentford, Southampton, Leicester and Lyon are all interested in signing the 22-year-old
Spence is yet to start a game under Antonio Conte since moving to the club from Middlesbrough last summer and has made just six appearances to date for the north London club.
The former Nottingham Forest full back has often had to watch Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty fight it out for the right-back berth but will now be told to get some minutes elsewhere as they look to wrap up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Pedro Porro.
Spurs’ £32.5million bid was knocked back but talks with the Portuguese side will resume on Wednesday over a revised structure of payments, plus bonuses and a possible player in return.
Spurs want to close a deal with Sporting Lisbon for their main target Pedro Porro
Porro, 23, is of interest to Chelsea, who are lurking if Tottenham’s move breaks down, but the player’s agent is focusing on Spurs first and seeing whether the clubs can agree a fee before discussing any alternative options.
Chelsea want a right back to provide cover for Reece James, and Tottenham – who themselves hijacked Everton’s move for Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma – may fall victim to the same tactic if they are unable to agree terms with Sporting or Porro.
Spurs have made the Spanish star, who was at Manchester City between 2019 and 2022, their main target for this window, given Conte’s side remain vulnerable at the back.
Arnaut Danjuma completed his switch to Spurs on Wednesday, signing on loan from Villarreal
Sporting have been previously pointing to his buy-out clause of £40m, but it is understood there may be a softening in their stance if Tottenham can reach £30m plus bonuses.
Porro, who has also operated as a right wing-back for Sporting, has made 96 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals and providing 20 assists.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the pitch, Tottenham striker Harry Kane expects to hold contract talks over the coming months, but remains focused on trying to win his first trophy for the club.
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