Tottenham only in the market for a ‘special player’, claims Pochettino

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The Spurs boss is not expecting much movement at White Hart Lane before the deadline passes, unless the right target suddenly becomes available

Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham will only dip into the January transfer market if a “special player” becomes available.

Spurs are prepared to see out the remainder of the season with those already at their disposal, having done much of their best work in previous windows.

They have also focused a lot of their attention on the retention of key men, rather than the pursuit of fresh faces.

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Several key figures have penned fresh terms at White Hart Lane this season, with stability and continuity considered to be vital in north London.

Pochettino is not about to waver in that belief, with the Argentine only prepared to bolster his ranks if an opportunity too good to pass up presents itself.

He told reporters:  “I told you from the first day of the month that we are not thinking to sign players.

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 20160425

“If some special player becomes available who is a very good option, then maybe, but it hasn’t happened yet.

“Nothing is impossible because a player can arrive at the last moment but I don’t believe we will sign anyone.”

Kane out of FA Cup clash

Of greater concern to Pochettino than Tuesday’s transfer deadline is a FA Cup fourth round clash with Wycombe, with the Spurs head coach aware of the need to remain focused on the present in order to avoid a potential banana skin.

He added: “The beauty of the FA Cup is that maybe clubs in League Two believe they can beat us. It is always important to take these games seriously and to be ready to compete.

“For them it will be like a World Cup Final, perhaps one of the most important games in their history.”

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