Tottenham Hotspur will compete with AC Milan for the signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Joao Pereira, according to talkSPORT.

The 27-year-old has earned rave reviews in his homeland and has been heavily linked with a move to north London.

Spurs sold Alan Hutton to Aston Villa in the summer transfer window, hence they may be looking for cover in the form of Pereira.


However, Spurs have been joined by Milan in the race to sign the defender, according to reports in Portugal.

The player's contract at Sporting runs out in 2014, however reports suggest that Spurs may get there man if a sizeable offer is submitted when the transfer window reopens in January.

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