Mauricio Pochettino may well be using his Southampton connections to beat Liverpool to Dejan Lovren, if reports are to be believed. The Croatian World Cup star was one of the Argentine’s top performers last term, and despite the Reds being able to offer him Champions League action, Spurs are confident that a £15m offer will be enough to persuade the 24-year-old to swap leafy Hampshire for north London.
But with the Lilywhites aiming for a top four finish, just one new signing is unlikely to be enough with all of the teams that finished above them last season aiming to strengthen and Manchester United unlikely to further their tag as a sleeping giant.
Even though Andre Villas-Boas blew the Gareth Bale windfall on a number of frustrating (rubbish?) buys, Pochettino is set to have cash to burn, and targets are already stacking up. Here are six players we think are potential candidates to accompany Lovren to White Hart Lane…
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