Date: 4th January 2023 at 11:36am
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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to secure their first Premier League win since the World Cup when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday. 

Antonio Conte’s side drew 2-2 against Brentford in their first game back, before being beaten 2-0 at home to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Those two results have seen The Lilywhites drop to fifth place in the table, and they will be desperate to return to winning ways when they travel south of the capital on Wednesday evening.

With the January transfer window now open, Conte could look to bolster his squad this month, and reports now suggest that Spurs are already plotting deals for two players.

According to The Mail, the Premier League side are to hold talks with Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon over proposed deals for Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards.

Edwards, 24, left Spurs’ academy in 2019 having failed to establish himself in the first team, and has since impressed in Portugal.

The winger has already racked up nine goals and nine assists so far this term, including a goal against Spurs in a 1-1 draw in the Champions League back in October.

Edwards scored on his return to Tottenham in October

It is also claimed that Spurs still hold a 50% sell-on clause that was included in the deal that took the Englishman to Portugal.

Edwards has a £52 million release clause included in his current contract, which runs until 2026.

In total, the forward has scored 12 goals in 39 matches for his current side.

Porro, meanwhile, left Manchester City last summer to join Sporting permanently, having previously spent time on loan with the club.

He has made a total of 93 appearances for the Portuguese side, including 21 this term.

Porro, 23, also has a release clause in his contract – believed to be £40 million – and Sporting have so far insisted that Spurs must meet both players’ clauses in order to sign them.

Spurs are set to hold talks with their Portuguese counterparts, though, in an effort to reach an agreement.

The north London outfit have struggled with injuries so far this season, particularly to their attackers, with both Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski having already missed parts of the campaign.

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