The Lowdown: Porro profiled
The Spaniard made the initial switch to the Primeira Liga on loan from Manchester City back in 2020 but made his deal permanent last summer where his impressive performances this season have gained him a couple of admirers.
The Blues and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly both targeting a move for the right-back this month, though Sporting boss Ruben Amorim admitted that he would only be allowed to leave should potential suitors pay his €45m (£40m) release clause.
The Latest: Chelsea make contact
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Phillips shared a significant update regarding Chelsea’s pursuit of Porro, but claimed that there are other candidates that the club are also considering in the same position.
“On Pedro Porro, again they’re speaking to his agent to see if a move would be viable this month.
“Jeremie Frimpong is another one that’s up there. I’ve not had anything on Denzel Dumfries yet, but he’s another one that they’ve looked at.
“Those three are the main ones I’d say and the key right-backs they’re looking at to add some competition for Reece James.”
Would you like Porro at Chelsea?
The Verdict: James alternative needed
Reece James is currently ruled out of action with a knee injury, but even when he returns, Porro would provide an excellent alternative to the England international.
The Don Benito native is an attacking full-back who loves to get down the flank and put crosses into the box, which is shown in his numbers having recorded ten assists and even scored two goals himself already this term (Transfermarkt).
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