Spurs boss eager to look closer to home in an effort to land January signings

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he is eager to land players from within the Premier League should he decide to act in the transfer market, according to ESPN.

The North London out have been linked with a host of strikers in order to provide cover for star man Harry Kane.

After a slow start to the season, the 21-year old marksman is back to his best and has since notched 11 league goals.

Alvaro Negredo and Michy Batshuayi have both been touted as targets from Valencia and Marseille respectively, though the former Southampton boss insists he is looking closer to him.

‘Always it is difficult to take players from outside [England]’, revealed the Argentine chief.

‘For them to adapt in the Premier League, to the culture, the language, it is difficult to bring in players from outside.

‘I prefer to take players from England first. If we have the option to take players from here, I prefer it – from the Premier League, or the Championship of League One.’

Over the summer, the White Hart Lane outfit saw a trio of bids rejected for West Brom forward Saido Berahino, though the 22-year old’s stock has since fallen.

They also landed Dele Alli from League One side MK Dons and the teenager has been hugely impressive since, even earning a call up to the England side.