Tottenham’s transfer swoop for Luis Diaz hits the rocks as furious agents row over Jorge Mendes involvement in £48m deal


TOTTENHAM’S swoop for Porto ace Luis Diaz is stuck in limbo due to a furious agents’ storm.

The clubs have agreed the transfer of the Colombian winger for £40million plus £8m in add-ons.


Luis Diaz’s potential move to Spurs has stalled due to a row between his representatives and MendesCredit: Getty
Jorge Mendes is widely considered one of the biggest agents in football


Jorge Mendes is widely considered one of the biggest agents in footballCredit: Reuters

But the star’s two representatives — who are based in Europe and South America — are refusing to sign off the deal because of the way super-agent Jorge Mendes has become embroiled in the move.

Diaz’s advisors are adamant the deal will not be completed if Mendes plays any part in their player’s affairs.

Without their approval, the switch cannot be completed.

Tottenham are desperate to make Diaz, 25, their first signing of the transfer window.

He is one of Europe’s most sought-after attackers, having scored 14 goals in 18 league appearances this season, while the Colombian finished joint-top scorer with Lionel Messi at last summer’s Copa America.

New boss Antonio Conte had called for signings before the end of the month.

The club are also in advanced talks with Fiorentina about a loan deal for Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.

But their bid to land Adama Traore appears to be failing, with the Spaniard now set to return to Barcelona.

The Wolves winger has been in Barcelona all week, staying at his family home, hoping to seal a £29m dream move.

He is due to have a medical in Barcelona on Friday with a loan deal expected to be struck, including within it an obligation to buy.


Traore was a youth player at Barca and his family still live there.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are also eyeing Genk midfielder Kristian Thorstvedt – son of former Spurs keeper Erik.

The goalscoring midfielder, 22, is rated at £25m and has played 11 games for Norway.

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