Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly getting ready for one of the busiest January transfer windows in the club's history.
According to the Daily Mail, the club chairman Daniel Levy has given the manager permission to start his overhaul during the upcoming transfer window. The Argentine, who arrived from Southampton this summer, is not convinced by a number of players in his current squad and he will begin making the necessary changes next month onwards.
Pochettino has identified the players he wants to bring in and his main focus is on the defence and his forward options. Espanyol defender Hector Moreno and Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez are said to be his primary targets in January.
The manager has worked with both the above mentioned players during his stint as manager in both those clubs and he is keen to be reunited with the duo. Rodriguez, is currently recovering from a severe knee injury suffered during the latter stages of last season and the Mexican international, who plays in the La Liga is also on the sidelines as he recovers from a broken leg.
This has not deterred the manager from making approaches for them, as he is keen to recruit players that will be suited to his style of high pressing play, as a number of players in the current squad are struggling to adapt to his new approach.
Spurs have had a stuttering start to the season, but had got on a decent run with three consecutive victories. However, that was short lived as Chelsea beat them 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday to condemn them to the sixth loss of the season, which sees them in 10th place with 20 points from 14 games.
Apart from Rodriguez and Moreno, the manager is also tracking Barcelona youngsters Sergei Samper and Adama Traore, with a view to a move during the January transfer window.
However, there will not only be incoming signings, there are various players who have not impressed the manager and will be allowed to leave next month.
The club are willing to listen to offers for Paulinho, Vlad Chiriches, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend next month. Apart from them, the futures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Jan Vertonghen also remain uncertain.