Alleged Tottenham target Alex Grimaldo has a release clause of £51 million in his current Benfica contract, according to reports.

Earlier this week, we relayed a story from Portugal that claimed Spurs are interested in replacing Danny Rose with Grimaldo, who is apparently keen to leave Benfica in January.

The 22-year-old former Barcelona academy star, thought to be valued at around £25 million, is also wanted by Napoli.

However, HITC have spotted a Sky Sports story from over a year ago that claims Grimaldo’s contract includes a £51m release clause – Tottenham would have to break their transfer record to trigger that.

Of course, that doesn’t mean Benfica will demand £51m. If Grimaldo wants to go, he could be allowed to leave for much less.

I can’t see Rose leaving Spurs in January anyway, but Grimaldo might be worth keeping an eye on for next summer.