Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will be “panicking” in talks with Daniel Levy about the injury setbacks his side has suffered this month, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker and current broadcast pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says he will be desperately trying to get the chairman to help address the issue in the January transfer window.

Spurs have lost both midfielder Moussa Sissoko and striker Harry Kane until April at the earliest after both were forced to undergo surgery, the duo mainstays in Mourinho’s side this season.

With two big names ruled out for much of the rest of the season, Whelan says Mourinho will be frantically trying to find a solution, hinting that he will be pushing his boss to make some new signings this month.

“It’s a huge blow,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“Sissoko has been a massive part of that club in a defensive way and an attacking way. To lose someone of that presence, along with Harry Kane, you’re going to be panicking as a manager.

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“You’re going to need some help from the chairman here to bolster that squad and give them a chance because they’re not too far off from the Champions League and a club like that need to be pushing Chelsea and everyone else all the way to the end.

“They’re going to need some signings to do that, unfortunately.” 

Sissoko has played 26 times already this season for the Lilywhites, sitting out just one game across the club’s Premier League and Champions League fixtures.

Kane has one less appearance than his teammate this term, with 17 goals under his belt.

In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has urged the club to sell a big-name star this month.