Harry Redknapp told us over the weekend not to expect any transfer activity at the Lane this winter but that was never going to stop the rumour mills from continuing to turn.
However, it may be as a result of the exit rumours concerning Vedran Corluka that Portuguese right back Joao Pereira has now been linked with a January move to the club. Pereira is a 27 year old defender with 11 caps to his name and has something of a poor disciplinary record.
Other than using him as an option to avoid qualifying via the fair play league it doesn’t seem that this story has much going for it. Kyle Walker will surely continue at right back and as far as cover is concerned, Corluka looks a better option.
It’s suggested that Pereira could also slot in on the right wing but once again, is he really better than our current options in that area?
£8m is the figure quoted but at any price, it looks like a non-starter.