Tottenham famously made no new signings in the summer transfer window this year, the first ever Premier Club to achieve such a record.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy decided to keep a settled squad, and were not prepared to sign players for the sake of it.

It is well known that Spurs made a last minute dash for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, but failed in their endeavours.

With several first team injuries within the Spurs camp, and a relatively small squad as it is, Pochettino may look to freshen it up in January.

Poch has confirmed his desire to introduce new players to the Tottenham dressing room, but insists he will not bring someone in unless they are a top target.

The manager does not believe in losing out on one target and bringing in a replacement at the last moment.

The Daily Mail report Poch said: “One thing to make clear. All the coaching staff, managers, always want to improve the squad with signings and players from the academy because football is dynamic.

“Every six months you need to do something to refresh and to wake up, or to change the dynamic in the dressing room. Always.

“We tried to sign players but we could not achieve what we need or what we want.

“It is easy to say we are going to sign three players and, oh, look, the people are happy because we signed them.

“If you need to sign to make people happy or to be like other clubs that is not common sense.

“Maybe you have the money but not enough to sign what you need or want. Maybe the player you need is not on the market. Then you need to move on.”

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