ANTONIO CONTE’S Tottenham are set to rival Manchester United and Liverpool for the signing of Porto star Luis Diaz.
Tottenham are the latest club to express an interest in DiazCredit: Getty
Spurs are yet to table an official bid for the 24-year-old winger, but have entered the running for the Colombian talent.
Although any team wanting to sign Diaz must stump up £67million.
The sales of Jesus Manuel Corona to Sevilla and Sergio Oliveira to Roma this month mean Porto will not budge on their asking price for Diaz.
The Portuguese club are not willing to part ways with their prized asset for any less than his full release clause of close to £70m.
That would make him Tottenham’s record signing, £12m more than the £55m shelled out on Tanguy Ndombele in 2019.
Conte is yet to make a signing as Spurs manager, and with the winter deadline less than a week away is starting to run out of time to bring in some fresh faces.
Adama Traore continues to be linked with a move to Tottenham, with the North Londoners set to return with an improved £20m offer for the Wolves man.
A £15m bid has already been rebuffed by the West Midlanders.
But Diaz would be a real statement signing as Spurs aim to secure a top-four finish come the end of the season.
The winger currently has 14 goals in 18 league games, as well as two goals in six Champions League appearances this campaign.
However there is stiff competition for his services.
SunSport understands a United scout was recently at a Porto game to watch Diaz, but they were not the only club with a representative present.
Talent spotters from Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Saint-Etienne, Rennes, Real Sociedad and Sassuolo were also in attendance.
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