Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Spurs are expecting to sign a new striker before the end of the transfer window to complete their summer business amid the anticipated departure of both Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Argentinian manager has focused in bolstered his defence with the addition of Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier after a season in which no side in the top 13 conceded more goals than the north Londoners.

Meanwhile, the former Southampton boss is ready to give a chance to young players like Dele Alli – who was signed from MK Dons last January – and Alex Pritchard, in order to reshuffle his midfield this season following the departures of Etiene Capoue, Benjamin Stambouli and Lewis Holtby.

But with Soldado and Adebayor's expected departures leaving Harry Kane as the only first-team striker in his ranks, Pochettino has admitted he will also need to sign a new forward before the end of the transfer window.

"I think one more, and we have different players that can play like a striker and we have different offensive players that can play in different options. But I think we don't need to bring in too many players," the manager told Tottenham and Wood Green Journal.

"It is true [we are looking for another striker] but we are working to take the right profile, the right player. We don't take a rash decision, we wait for the good opportunity to bring [someone] in.

"I'm very happy with the way we take. I think we've brought in some players that we need, and now obviously we try to bring in some players in offensive situations. But I'm very happy with the club and with the way we work."

Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, recently revealed to RMC Sport that Spurs are on the verge of a deal to sign Cameroonian striker Clinton Njie.

But asked about that, Pochettino said: "[There have been] a lot of names, but we have only signed three players," he said. "I think we are the team, with Arsenal, that has brought the least players in.

"I am very happy with the way that we are and the way that we take – no worries. We have a very good team – a very young squad but with good balance. You know there are a lot of rumours and when something happens the club announces at that moment."

Meanwhile, Pochettino insisted Adebayor and Aaron Lennon are not in his plans while confirming that Soldado has been given permission to fly to Spain ahead of his expected move to Villarreal.

"It is true that the club gave permission [for Soldado] to go to Spain. All that happens after, the club announces if something happens or not," Pochettino said about the Spaniard.

While speaking about Adebayor and Lennon, he added: "I explained I think in the last press conference, he is not in my plans. He is not in my plans and he knows [that] from the end of the last season.

"We spoke with him and with Aaron Lennon and it is all clear. There's nothing to say different to last week."