Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino wants players already accustomed to life in the Premier League Getty

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino would like to sign players this summer who have already played in the Premier League.

The Argentine coach will have full authority over who will leave and which players will join the club during the summer transfer window and has already talked up changes to his squad.

A meeting between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and the Tottenham Supporters' Trust in April revealed the club would focus on signing young players for modest fees below £15m ($23m) this summer, with a focus also on promoting more talents from within the club.

But Pochettino would also like the club to concentrate on players with experience of playing in England's top flight, with two targets thought to be Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez of Southampton.

"If we can reach the players with experience of the Premier League, I think is better because it is good when you have played in it. You know the country, the competition," Pochettino was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.

"But if not, we still need to add players with the right profile for the way we want to play. It is not just about players who play in the Premier League. We need to develop our philosophy and our game, and this is everything."

Rodriguez has missed the entire 2014-15 campaign after suffering a serious knee ligament injury in April 2014.

Tottenham were linked with a move for the England international before his injury and interest remains as he nears his return after more than a year out.

Schneiderlin was pursued by Pochettino in the summer of 2014 after the manager swapped the south coast for north London. While the France international has made no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League next season – something now out of Tottenham's grasp – reports suggest the club will make him a priority target in the coming months.