Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated a desire to improve his attacking options before the end of the summer transfer window, but refused to specifically address Tottenham's running interest in Saido Berahino after West Brom's insistence that the striker is not for sale.
With Roberto Soldado having been sold to Villarreal and the highly paid Emmanuel Adebayor not even handed a squad number amid rumours linking him with the likes of Aston Villa and West Ham, Tottenham boosted their undermanned striking unit with the signing of Clinton Njie from Lyon.
And although that deal will help alleviate some of the pressure mounting on Harry Kane following his impressive 21-goal haul in 2014/15, it is clear that Pochettino requires further competition for places in that area of the squad if his side are to fulfil their ambition of returning to the Champions League.
The likes of Charlie Austin, Javier Hernandez and Aleksandr Kokorin have all been mentioned in connection with potential moves to White Hart Lane of late, but Berahino appears to be Pochettino's preferred target. The Telegraph reported on 18 August that West Brom had rejected an opening offer of £15m ($23.5m), as they hold out for their full £25m valuation.
Tottenham are expected to return with a second bid for the 22 year old before the transfer window closes for business at the start of next month, but Pochettino has rebuffed questions over the likelihood of an agreement being reached.
"I am not going to speak about our private business," he told a press conference prior to Tottenham's forthcoming trip to second-place Leicester."It is obvious we need to add some more players in our offensive positions. We identify our targets and [Daniel Levy] is working very hard to bring new players in this position, but I am happy with my squad."
Despite Berahino notching 14 times in the league during his second season as a first-team regular at The Hawthorns, West Brom were the fifth-lowest scorers in the top flight last season. They have sought to address their own attacking shortcomings with the additions of James McClean, Serge Gnabry, Rickie Lambert and Salomon Rondon, the latter costing a club-record £12m from Zenit St Petersburg.
While it remains to be seen if the Venezuelan will act as a long-term replacement for Berahino, Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace has claimed the club are not interested in offloading their prized asset.
He told the official West Brom website earlier this week: "We have no interest in selling Saido, which is what I have told Daniel Levy. I know we are living in an age where no club can say 'never' about the possibility of selling a player.
"However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda. We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad."