Liverpool, United & Spurs tipped to swoop for Porto record-breakers

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Porto are prepared to listen to offers for their most highly-sought after players, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham all reportedly planning summer raids.

The Dragões have enjoyed a sensational season under the stewardship of André Villas Boas, winning the Primeira Liga with five games to spare, while also setting records in the Europa League.

Porto have one foot in the final of Europe's secondary club cup competition after convincingly beating Villarreal 5-1 in the first leg of their semi-final clash, thanks mainly to the contribution of Falcao.

The Colombian hotshot scored four times in last Thursday's rout, to take his Europa League tally for the season to 15 in 12 games.

Falcao's imperious form has reportedly caught the attention of both Liverpool and Spurs - according to talkSPORT - with both clubs considering summer moves for the 25-year-old.

Liverpool are also said to be pursuing centre-back Rolando, who has been pivotal in Porto's unbeaten title winning run.

Along with Liverpool, Manchester United have also been linked with the 25-year-old Portuguese, who has been valued at around £17 million.

Another player who is an alleged target for United is Brazil international Hulk, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time.


The imposing striker has scored 22 league goals this season and would command a hefty transfer fee should United formalise their supposed interest.

Porto are believed to have lofty valuations for each of their prized assets and, although they don't intend to sell in the summer, they would be willing to entertain offers should Liverpool, United or Spurs decide to make their respective moves.

"The idea is to keep our players because they are all under contract," said Porto president Pinto da Costa.

"If any club is interested we would study their offers - if they are above the release clauses - but we are very quiet."

Meanwhile, Porto boss Villas Boas has been linked with Liverpool after his side won the league by a record margin with the highest ever points tally, whilst conceding only 13 goals on their way to the title.

Porto have also recorded the most European wins in one season by a Portoguese club, with last week's victory their 13th of the campaign so far.


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