Defender linked with Spurs switch
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is keen on landing Sporting Lisbon defender Joao Pereira but faces competition with AC Milan.
The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a switch to White Hart Lane as Redknapp looks to add to his defence which has been hit with injuries.
Sporting do not have to sell the player, who has been getting great reviews, as his contract does not run out until 2014 but they are apparently prepared to sell if they get the right offer.
The fact that AC Milan are also keen could muddy the waters for Spurs but, after selling Alan Hutton to Aston Villa in the summer, Redknapp's need may be the greater.