If Spurs are to bring Joao Moutinho to White Hart Lane then it seems as if £31.5m is the price to reunite the Portuguese with Andre Villas-Boas and according to the press, the Porto midfielder is the man upon whom AVB wants to build his new team.
Other reports suggest that Real Madrid are about to stump up £40m for Luka Modric and hence, there’s the funding for the Moutinho deal.
Porto boss Vitor Pereira claims he knows that Spurs are interested in signing his player.
“I have not spoken with Villas-Boas but it is natural that he likes Moutinho. I like him, too,” he said.
“Clubs cannot just not sell. We really want him to stay but this is football and there are release clauses.
“The only thing we can do is achieve results with what we have got.”
The release clause in question is £31.5m but are the new Spurs really dealing in those sorts of sums?