Jose Mourinho reportedly wants Tottenham Hotspur to secure the signing of Ricardo Pereira during the January transfer window.
The Leicester City right-back has been phenomenal for Leicester City this season and has established himself as one the best defenders in the English Premier League. Manchester United are also said to be interested in Pereira.
The Express claim Mourinho is ready to rival United for Pereira and Tottenham are readying a £30m offer for his services.
Pereira is under contract at Leicester until 2023 and any club will find it difficult to convince the Foxes to part with one of their best players mid-way through the season. Brendan Rodgers has already warned suitors off his players, with Chelsea reportedly keen to snap up Ben Chilwell and United tracking James Maddison.
There will be nobody leaving in January, categorically,” Rodgers insisted.
“I am speaking regularly with [the director of football] Jon (Rudkin) and Top (club owner, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha).
“It is really clear, we want to keep this squad together.
“It is an exciting team with growth and development in it, so we want to ensure they stay around beyond January.”
While Tottenham weigh up their options in January, Mourinho played down the chances of a busy window for Spurs.