Following the furore either side of Gareth Bale's departure to Real Madrid, this summer promises to be no less quiet for Tottenham Hotspur. The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino to replace Tim Sherwood is expected to be the first of many changes in north London.
Though chairman Daniel Levy has admitted a spending spree akin to last season won't be repeated, the Spurs chairman will be the first to admit last year's haphazard transfer policy needs amending if the club are to compete for a Champions League place. Pochettino does not deserve to be hamstrung.
Business so far
Barely 24 hours after the regular Premier League had finished Tottenham disposed of Sherwood just a third of the way through his 18-month deal. Mauricio Pochettino was appointed after resigning from his post with Southampton and handed a bumper five-year deal. Meanwhile, Spurs have released seven players include Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. The likes of Jake Livermore and Lewis Holtby return from loan spells.
What they need
After Roberto Soldado's triumphant failure of a first season in the Premier League and with Emmanuel Adebayor's lurching from the sublime to the ridiculous, Spurs are craving a consistently threatening focal point to their attack. Elsewhere, in Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers the club have frighteningly insufficient levels of cover at full back while a genuine replacement for Gareth Bale is overdue.
Who could join
Pochettino's appointment has been followed with no shortage of rumours regarding a host of Southampton players following him to north London. Adam Lallana is the highest profile of those while Luke Shaw would be another valuable signing. Elsewhere, Danny Welbeck, Alvaro Morata, James Milner and Goran Pandev are products of the transfer rumour mill and would represent surprise, if not necessary, addition at Spurs.
Who could leave
Jan Vertonghen's future at Tottenham continues to be uncertain even after the Belgian claimed he would sign a new contract. After difficult seasons, both Andros Townsend and defender Michael Dawson are said to be targets for Queens Park Rangers, with former boss Harry Redknapp hoping to make tried and trusted additions upon QPR's return to the top flight. Everton have also been mentioned with an interest in Townsend whose future could dictate Aaron Lennon's continued presence at White Hart Lane with West Ham interested in the former England international.
What the chairman has said
Daniel Levy said: "We have come far in the last decade – we have raised our expectations from a club aiming to be in the top half of the table, to competing in Europe each season, to the point at which we find ourselves disappointed if we don't make Champions League."