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Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham aren’t close to completing any transfer deals but hasn’t ruled out the possiblity of signings before the end of the month.

The Spurs manager was speaking in a press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Everton.

“Until today, now, no-one is close to arriving in this transfer window,” he told reporters. (Quotes via Yahoo! Sport.)

“Maybe in five minutes something happens. But until now, before the press conference, nothing is close.”

He added: “I’m not concerned, not worried. I think we’re working and of course we’re awake about the market. If something’s available in the terms that we can take, of course we are going to do it. But if not… it’s difficult.

“I think you know better than me, if you want to sign players that you are going to use and [are going to] help you, it’s difficult to find this opportunity – or, like with Liverpool and Barcelona, they pay a lot of money and you cannot stop the player, like it was with Van Dijk or Coutinho.

“That is the case, or [you sign] players with six months or four and a half months until the end of their contract. Maybe that is an opportunity, like all the rumours now about Alexis [Sanchez], that maybe happens or doesn’t happen. But that is the situation in this transfer window, that always it’s difficult.

“Dele Alli, we signed him and then we kept him playing at Milton Keynes, and it was only two days a week training with us to adapt for after the pre-season, to help him adapt to the team and the club.”

You can have a look at our predicted XI to face Everton here.

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