Pochettino in talks with chief scout and Daniel Levy every day over January business

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur opted for a settled squad at the start of the season, becoming the first ever Premier League side not to sign a new player in the summer transfer window.

Many thought this would count against them in the race for the top four, with their rivals all investing heavily around them.

However, a settled squad seems to have had the opposite effect, handing Spurs the edge over some of their competitors.

After Boxing Day, Spurs moved up to second in the League, behind only Liverpool. They are also already in the last 16 of the Champions League, as well as the first semi-final of the campaign, the Carabao Cup.

It remains to be seen whether Spurs will bring in any new faces in January once the window reopens, but Poch has admitted that he is in talks with his chief scout and chairman every day.

It seems to depend on how many players leave, as to whether anyone new comes in.

Poch said (Football London): “Yes maybe every day we [Poch, Levy, and chief scout Steve Hitchin] talk but it depends on if players are going to leave, and to have space to sign players.

“It depends on players out and then we’re going to see if we can add some quality to help the team. But I think it’s not going to be easy to add players in January. For sure it’s going to be tough to add.

“Until the market is open it’s difficult to talk because now we have a lot of games to play. But for sure in January when the market is going to be open that’s the moment when we’re going to talk with different players – players that maybe come to talk with us because they want to leave or they want to play more. It’s a normal period that we need to be open and careful about our decisions.”

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