By Harry Sykes
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his club to put more urgency into sealing their summer business, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that the manager has made the comments as Tottenham are now the only Premier League side not to complete a deal in the summer window.
Pochettino has been linked with two names, with Everton’s Ross Barkley and Porto’s Ricardo Pereira top of the Spurs list.
ESPN have also claimed that the club is close to a deal for 19-year-old defender Juan Foyth after Estudiantes president flew into London for talks.
On the other side, the transfer of Kyle Walker to Manchester City looks set to go through this weekend after City finally agreed to meet Tottenham’s £50m valuation.
Pereira would provide competition for Kieran Trippier at right-back if the Walker deal does go through.
Pochettino is said to be pleased that the deal wil go through before his club jets off on its pre-season tour of the USA.
However, he is reported to want his club to show more “assertiveness” in the summer transfer window – traditionally Spurs have always done their business late as chairman Daniel Levy looks to secure the best deals.
Ross Barkley looks extremely likely to be leaving Goodison Park after failing to sign a new contract, despite a reported ultimatum from manager Ronald Koeman.
Koeaman has brought in Davy Klaassen and Wayne Rooney, and both of these players could take Barkley’s position in the side.
SkyBet currently have Barkley at short odds of just 2/5 to stay at Goodison Park beyond September.
In other Tottenham news, the club is said to be on the verge of its first summer signing as club president jets in for talks.