Mauricio Pochettino has said Dele Alli’s injury will not see Tottenham change their transfer strategy but admits the club is “open” to making signings this month.

Alli, who has a hamstring problem, is the latest Spurs attacker player to be ruled out of action after Harry Kane was ruled out with an ankle injury.

Tottenham are set to without the duo until March, while Son Heung-min is currently away at the Asian Cup with South Korea.

Those absentees have left Spurs desperately short in attack, although Lucas Moura has returned to training ahead of Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea.

The Londoners didn’t make a single signing in the summer, but the injury list could force Tottenham into the market in the coming days.

However, in his press conference ahead of the trip to Chelsea, Pochettino revealed he is “open” to new arrivals.

“The difficult thing is to find quality that will add to the squad. We are not going to change strategy, we are working, we will see what happens at the end,” the Spurs boss said (via BBC Sport).

“I am so open to improve the squad and add a player if Harry Kane and Dele Alli are fit or not fit. I was open in the summer and I am open now.”

Pochettino also confirmed Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is part of his plans despite the fact the winger continues to be linked with an exit. Vincent Janssen, however, is not in Pochettino’s plans.



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