Date: 26th December 2016 at 11:31am
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By Dominic Toner

Mauricio Pochettino has explained that Tottenham may have to leave it late in the January transfer window to sign any players.

Spurs will enter the window looking for improvements to their squad as they try to break into the Premier League’s top four.

The north London club are currently occupying fifth-placed in the table and are a point behind rivals Arsenal in fourth.

Manager Pochettino has revealed that it’s difficult to sign players in January and they may have to strike late.

Spurs completed a remarkable deadline-day signing in the summer as Moussa Sissoko completed a £30million move from Newcastle to White Hart Lane.

“Maybe on the last day, maybe. It’s like before,” Pochettino said, as quoted by Sky Sports. “It’s too difficult to improve your squad in January, for all the clubs. I don’t expect too much movement.”

The January transfer window is usually a difficult time for clubs to sign top players as it can be tough moving mid-season.

Spurs could be looking to add to their squad if they can and are likely to be looking at attacking options.

Harry Kane remains the club’s first-choice striker as summer acquisition Vincent Janssen has yet to settle, while there have been a limited amount of goals from midfield.

Pochettino’s side challenged for the title last season and ended up third in the table, but they are already 10 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has warned his players of a dangerous opponent against Southampton.