Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane's injury will not force Tottenham into making moves in the January transfer window, while he also ruled out a swoop for free agent Giuseppe Rossi. The England captain damaged ligaments in his left ankle during Sunday's defeat to Manchester United and is expected to be out of action until March.
They have been linked with a host of strikers as a result and Rossi - who is now training with former club Manchester United - is one player thought to be on their radar.
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The most important thing for me is how he can help us and how every player can help us with their consistency". British newspaper the Daily Mail has been the first to reveal their interest in the Bayern playmaker.
But Pochettino appeared to rule out a move for the Italian.
"I think there are many names that appear in every transfer window", he added. "We are not considering him".
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"Of course, like always I tell you, if we identify the player that is going to help us and can add qualities that we don't have in the squad, we're more than open to trying (to make) that happen. It's a rumour like another but if you ask me, I think no, it's not a possibility".
"We are going to give the possibility to be involved, and be consistent in the next few weeks, to young players coming through the academy and it's going to be a good opportunity for them to be involved and train with the first team and maybe have the possibility to play, depending on the situation and circumstances", he said.
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Whether the Tottenham boss can sign both the players he has registered an interest in remains to be seen, with the purse strings often kept very tight by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, but if they are to compete for trophies this term, additions are going to be needed.