Whilst Jose Mourinho has been given funds to spend in January, he is expected to keep any financial outlay within modest limits, preferring to keep most of his transfer kitty back to the end of the season when a more significant overhaul of his Tottenham squad is required.
His priority in the short-term is a new right back, and both Nathan Ferguson of West Bromwich Albion and Max Aarons of Norwich City have been identified as potential targets.
However, the club’s summer business is likely to have greater priority, with Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld all set to leave at the end of the season when their contracts expire.
There is a suggestion that Eriksen, at least, may be sold in January, with Spurs anxious to get some money for the Danish playmaker rather than let him walk away on a free at the end of the current campaign.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.