On Thursday, the Portuguese press brings two very different takes on Hector Herrera’s future at Porto.

One of them comes from A Bola, saying that after being eliminated from the World Cup, the midfielder has travelled to Portugal so he can agree a new contract with his club.

Due to a big interest from several clubs, including Everton (who get a direct mention again), Porto would be in a hurry to renew Herrera’s deal. That’s why they’ve matched his demands of €3m gross per season, and told him to head straight to Porto when he left Russia.

The Dragons would be doing that because his current contract expires next year, and there’s a big concern that he must be kept in the squad. That’s why they’ve also rejected a €20m bid from Lyon.

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But there’s still hope for Everton, since a report from O Jogo has a complete different outcome to the story.

They claim that Herrera only returned to Porto after the World Cup because he’s not interested in going home to Mexico anyway. And he spoke to manager Sérgio Conceição in the past few days, but not about a contract renewal.

To confirm the story, Herrera’s agent Gabriel Moraes spoke to O Jogo: “Renewal? He traveled to Portugal because that’s where he has his house with his wife and children. At this stage he only thinks about enjoying the holidays and rest after the World Cup.”

“Proposals? Nothing decided. There are several clubs interested in him, not only for the excellent World Cup but also for what he did at FC Porto. But now he is thinking about the holidays and we will continue to talk.”

“FC Porto made it clear that they do not want to sell Hector, they have already rejected good proposals and want to renew. There’s a year to go, so we’re all talking to find a solution. Let’s do it without haste.”