Tottenham are interested in signing midfielder Marcus Edwards from Sporting Club de Portugal after he impressed against them in the Champions League earlier this season.

That’s according to A Bola, who say Tottenham’s interest in Edwards and Pedro Porro was ‘sharpened’ in their two games against each other in the group stages.

They are particularly keen on Porro and Edwards but know that Sporting will only sell the pair in January for the value of their release clauses which stand at €45m and €60m respectively.

The situation around Edwards is slightly more complicated than that, though, as Tottenham are due 50% of any sale, so would only have to pay €30m for him.

That makes him a viable option and they are already ‘taking the first steps’ with the help of Gestifute and super-agent Jorge Mendes.

Sporting want to resist any sale if possible, having told manager Rúben Amorim there would not be departures, but have little power to resist if Tottenham pay for the Portuguese side’s 50% stake in Edwards.

Edwards was allowed to leave Tottenham on a free for Vitória de Guimarães in 2019 but Spurs demanded to keep 50% of a percentage in any future sale.

Sporting then signed Edwards in January 2021 for €7.5m but Tottenham’s clause carried over and now they want to use it to their advantage to bring Edwards back to the club.