Daniel Levy has a reputation for entering the market late, and signing off on a few last-minute deals is very much part of the way the Spurs chairman operates.
This summer has been markedly different to last year for Spurs, who went all out in a £100million spree to offset the departure of Gareth Bale. This time around, the signings have been far more low key and well short of that total figure.
Expect Spurs to be active late on again, with the club linked with players currently plying their trade in the Premier League.
Here’s a look at five players who could join Tottenham before the transfer deadline.
Clubs from Italy and Spain have sounded out their interest in Javier Hernandez, but Tottenham have had the Mexican forward on their radar in the past.
Hernandez is sure to be out of Manchester United by the time the transfer deadline rolls around, and a knockdown fee may be attached to the striker.
Having plenty of experience in the Premier League, Hernandez would be a good buy for Spurs, who are looking to bounce back from a terrible campaign last season.
Southampton may have been encouraged to sell Morgan Schneiderlin, but the south coast club have thus far held firm on the want-away midfielder.
Tottenham are reportedly the only Premier League club to register any serious interest in the player, though their bid fell well short of Southampton’s valuation.
Regardless of what may be said about Southampton, this is undoubtedly the right time to cash in on the player. A deadline day move may be possible if Schneiderlin persists with the angle of wanting to move on.
Danny Welbeck is keen on a move away from Manchester United in order to get regular football, and Tottenham are one of a few teams in the Premier League linked with the forward.
Spurs are said to favour a loan move for the England international, who has failed to kick on and develop into a regular scorer.
But a move may be just what Welbeck needs. A loan deal will suit Spurs, who could make the deal permanent if Welbeck performs at White Hart Lane.
What appears certain at this stage is that Welbeck will not be playing his football at Old Trafford this season.
Loic Remy is still available for transfer – though you have to wonder whether any other clubs are seriously interested in the French striker. Liverpool appeared to be his big break in English football, but with little to nothing happening beyond the failed move to Anfield, it’s debatable whether Remy will land at one of the Premier League’s bigger clubs.
But Daniel Levy is known to like a last-minute venture into the market, and with Remy obviously available, the Tottenham chairman may decide on finally bringing the forward to White Hart Lane.
After his loan spell at Newcastle last season, Remy is sure to get into double figures for goals for any side.
Alex Song is still without a club, with Barcelona keen to offload the midfielder. Clubs in England have been linked, and it would make a lot of sense for Premier League teams to target the Cameroon international.
Tottenham have been one of the clubs mentioned, but they’ve thus far failed to act on Song’s availability.
It could simply be an act to see how low Barcelona go with their valuation of the player – which is already reportedly well below what they paid Arsenal two years ago.
This one looks like a deadline day deal, and one that could see Song end up back in north London.