Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino gets his way as chairman Daniel Levy hands total control of summer transfer activity over to the manager Getty

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly won the battle to have overall control of the clubs summer transfer activities.

According to the Mirror, no player will join or leave the club without the manager's approval and even if the chairman Daniel Levy can do any deals, they will be first referred to Pochettino.

The Argentine manager had asked to have the final say when it comes to transfers as he looks to offload underperformers and bring in players, who suit his style and can help Spurs make the top four of the Premier League this season.

The north London club have had a disappointing campaign and are facing the prospect of finishing outside the top five, which will mean they will have to qualify for a place in the Europa League.

Reports suggest that the manager is planning a major overhaul of his team in the summer as they look to offload various players, who are surplus to requirements and bring in new players.

Pochettino will work with new head of football recruitment, who was hired by Levy in the summer from Southampton. He is experienced at working with the Argentine during their days at St Mary's and will now solely work on identifying potential targets for the summer.

Franco Baldin, who is the technical director was heavily involved in recruiting players in the past and was one of the main factors, when they splashed the cash following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

The Spurs chairman is believed to be impressed with the work the former Saints boss has done up until now and is willing to put complete faith in him when it comes to recruiting players in the summer.

The report claims that the club are in the market for a striker, a midfielder and at least two defenders and it is also believed that there will be at least seven first-team stars, who will be allowed to leave the club.