Tottenham are set to meet with Sporting Lisbon directors in an attempt to thrash out a deal for midfielder Adrien Silva, according to The Sun.
The story also claims Mauricio Pochettino will meet Silva’s agent to work on a deal for the player.
Sporting have slapped a £26.5 million price-tag on their captain and are refusing to let him go for anything less than that figure.
The Portugal international came close to joining Leicester City last summer but the deal fell through at the last minute. He is also believed to be attracting interest from Everton.
Silva has three years left on his current contract with Sporting, which includes a €45 million release clause. They are willing to let him leave for far less, but £26.5 million still represents a big fee for a 28-year-old.
It’s particularly difficult to see Daniel Levy spending such a large amount on a player entering his latter years as a footballer. Any deal might depend on Pochettino’s insistence for it to happen.