James Forrest
Forrest is a target for Tottenham. REUTERS

Tottenham are continuing to be linked with a host of players in the lead up to deadline day, and both James Forrest and Mauro Zarate have clarified reports associating them with north London club.

Forrest has been connected with Spurs on numerous occasions, with the winger having scored eight goals in 32 appearances for Celtic, as well as staking his claim with the Scotland national side.

At just 20-years-old, this is a big feat for Forrest to achieve, and though Tottenham have confirmed he is in their sights, the youngster insists he's happy to stay at Celtic until the end of the season.

"It is obviously good to hear, but it doesn't bother me," he said of Tottenham's interest.

"The main thing is I want to keep playing well with Celtic.

"I am not thinking about it. We've still got the second half of the season to go with Celtic.

"It is still early doors right now and all we need to do is hopefully keep our good run going and keep winning games.

"As long as I'm doing well and the team's doing well, I am happy."

But though Harry Redknapp has insisted that Tottenham are not really in the market for any players this month, Lazio forward Mauro Zarate's agent has claimed that Spurs are amongst a host of clubs hoping to bring the 24-year-old, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan, to England on a permanent basis.

"There is a lot of interest in Mauro," his agent Barry McIntosh told the Daily Mirror.

"Spurs are among the clubs interested in bringing him back to England. He made a positive impact at Birmingham previously and his reputation has continued to grow."

Lazio are said to be willing to listen to offers for Zarate, but his wage demands are particularly high, and are currently in the vicinity of £120,000 per week.

Harry Redknapp is no stranger to making comments on players he likes, and while he has hinted that Tottenham may not making a single signing this winter, strikers have continued to be connected to the club as Redknapp looks for more depth in the squad.

Tottenham are currently third in the Premier League table, and are eight points shy of title leaders Manchester City.

While the club are currently five points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea, and 10 ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal, they will be hoping to shore up a place in the Champions League as early as possible.