Mourinho rules out buying for this position in the January transfer window

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has insisted that he does not need any new defenders in the January transfer window and that he is happy to work with the squad at his disposal.

Although Spurs have made up a lot of ground on the top four since Mourinho arrived a month a half ago, they have recently squandered the opportunity on two occasions to move into the Champions League qualification spots.

The defence, in particular, has been a worry with individual errors which were clear to see at Norwich last Saturday often costing the team points.

Over the past few weeks, speculation has been growing that the Portuguese tactician was eyeing several signings in January to bolster the squad (The Sun).

However, the Spurs boss has reiterated once again that he doesn’t wish to bring in any new names to bolster his back four this month and is instead just looking forward to having time to work with the team on the training ground.

When asked if wanted to sign some defenders in January, Mourinho told Football.London: “No. No. January we have a little bit more time to work and with work, we are going to try to improve.”

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The fact that he has been too keen to dismiss any suggestions of new signings tells me that it is a ploy to divert the media’s attention. I believe Levy and Mourinho would have already agreed on the transfer outlay but perhaps the Spurs head coach was told not to make Spurs’ interest in some players public to avoid driving up the price.

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