Tottenham step up transfer plans with FOUR key targets in bid to keep Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur will back Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer market this summer to hold onto the manager, say reports. 

Spurs failed to sign any new players over the last two windows but the Argentine nevertheless succeeded in leading them to the Champions League final and a fourth-place Premier League finish.

According to the Mirror, the relationship between Pochettino and club chairman Daniel Levy grew stronger during the European run, which ended with a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Madrid final on Saturday.

Levy now wants to show the former Southampton boss that they can match his ambitions by funding a squad overhaul.

The chairman is said to also be mindful of Pochettino’s decision to quit Southampton in 2014 after failing to be convinced of their plans for the market.

Unsuccessful bids have already been made for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso and Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele, while Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon and Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez are further targets.

Fernando Llorente will depart at the end of his contract, while both Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama could be sold for the right price.

The futures of star midfielder Christian Eriksen and centre-back Toby Alderweireld remain unclear as both players enter the final year of their contracts.

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