Real Madrid have initiated contact with Manchester City over breakthrough right wing-back Pedro Porro - who is currently out on loan at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, according to reports from O Jogo.
The Portuguese side do however have an option to buy Porro on a permanent basis for a fee of €8.5 million, which could interfere with the La Liga giants' negotiations and hopes of securing a deal for the Spaniard.
However, according to the translated report from Sport Witness on Tuesday, even though Porro is keen on remaining at Sporting on a permanent basis and the feeling from the club is mutual, the interest from Real Madrid may have turned his head.
Another interesting factor in this saga is that Manchester City are currently very keen on signing Porro’s Sporting teammate Nuno Mendes - and with the fees for the City target expected to reach upwards of €55 million, the Etihad club could use Porro as a bargaining piece during any formal negotiations.
In the end, the reports suggest that the decision will be up to Porro’s personal desire.
It is well known that for most Spanish internationals, it is hard to resist when Los Blancos come calling - and for the Manchester City hierarchy, they could be open to negotiating a higher fee for Porro with Real Madrid, now that the player’s stock has risen considerably since the €8.5 million fee was verbally agreed upon with Sporting.
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