Tiago Illori continues to be a major target for Sporting during the current window.
The Lisbon club are keen to bring their former youth player back to Portugal to add some depth to the squad for the rest of the season and beyond.
Illori himself is described as being very keen on the move, excited to move to Sporting and have the chance to fight for titles and play in European competition, and the Saturday edition of Record even states the defender has now agreed personal terms.
Both wages and length of contract have been dealt with, but that means nothing unless the Lions can come to an agreement with Reading.
Sporting are said to have made a second offer for the player, moving up to €2.2m, but Reading continue to hold out for €3m, which seems a reasonable stance.
The Portuguese club also want Reading to continue paying Illori’s wages until the end of the season, which seems frankly bizarre.
Record states a deal may be possible via a loan and compulsory purchase clause for the summer, but that still seems a little cheeky.
€3m isn’t a big fee, even for Sporting.