Tottenham would look the “real deal” if they sign Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar and a top striker before the 5 October transfer deadline, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former White Hart Lane number one said that Jose Mourinho is finally “putting his own stamp on the squad” after being wrongfully criticised during his time at Spurs so far.

This site revealed that Spurs are readying a £30million offer for the 25-year-old after being being told that Inter would consider the sale of the centre-half for a reduced price.

Football Insider also understands that Daniel Levy is working on signing a marquee striker to provide backup for Harry Kane with Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke emerging as a shock target.

It comes after moves for Alexander Sorloth – who joined RB Leipzig – and Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik collapsed earlier in the window.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of his former side’s recruitment, Robinson said:

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“Jose has been unfairly criticised for a lot of his time at Spurs but if you look at the squad he is building you can see what he is trying to change.

“He is putting his own stamp on things. Jose has been given time and funds by Daniel Levy and if the lads comes in from Inter Milan along with a backup striker – Spurs would look like the real deal.

“This is a big season for Jose and I think that it is quite easy to criticise him but he deserves credit for what he is building. Results and performances will follow.”

Football Insider revealed yesterday that departures will be needed in north London to fund further acquisitions.

Full-backs Danny Rose, Serge Aurier, and back-up centre-back Juan Foyth are the most likely to depart before the window closes on 5 October.

In other Tottenham news, Whelan suggests 24-year-old may be manufacturing exit from the club after big Fabrizio Romano update.