Earlier this week, we had covered a story from Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã which said the Lisbon derby would be crucial for the future of Pedro Porro.

With Tottenham Hotspur trying to sign the fullback, it was claimed that the weekend’s result would dictate whether Sporting would accept selling him or not.

It turns out that as newspaper O Jogo writes about the player today, they claim that this transfer will ‘accelerate’ after the Lisbon derby.

It’s said that Tottenham ‘will make a serious attack’ to sign Porro, as his signing is a ‘demand’ from manager Antonio Conte.

As reported many times, Sporting will only let the player go if his €45m release clause is triggered.

But the reason why that exit is not happening before the weekend is that club president Frederico Varandas wants to ‘avoid eventual distractions’ before that game, and will not negotiate before that.

Even though clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea have also been recently linked to Porro, O Jogo says Tottenham have the ‘advantage’ as they already took the ‘first steps’ for the signing.