This summer was never going to be an easy one for Mauricio Pochettino.
With Tottenham's new stadium just a year away from completion, Daniel Levy is the only Premier League chairman yet to sanction a single signing. Just ask Danny Rose.
The Lilywhites' Premier League opener away to Newcastle this afternoon could be a good indication of whether they've fallen behind by not strengthening.
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Regardless of the hysteria among some Spurs fans, there is still time to make a couple of additions.
Admittedly, they may take a little more time to gel with the squad and may not be entirely fit, but it'd be hugely surprising if no-one arrived at the club before August 31.
Pochettino is keen to bring in another attacking midfielder and he continues to be frustrated in his pursuit of Ross Barkley, for whom Everton were initially demanding £50million.
According to RMC, Tottenham have now turned their attentions to Anthony Martial.
Last season wasn't the happiest for the French international, with Jose Mourinho publicly calling him out and handing him just 18 Premier League starts.
The former Monaco attacker was unable to build on an impressive debut campaign in English football when he had scored 11 goals.
However, it's easy to forget that Martial is still only 21. And if there's one manager who could get the best out of him, it's Pochettino.
Could United be tempted?
Despite Mourinho's apparent disdain for him, it seems the likelihood is that United are only going to allow him to leave if they get something in return.
Inter Milan have made several moves to sign Martial on loan, attempting to capitalise if Croatian winger Ivan Perisic moves to Old Trafford.
As for Spurs, United already hold an interest in Rose. The left-back admitted in his controversial interview with the Sun that if another club came in for him, he would strongly consider leaving to get a better salary.
So, could a potential swap deal be on the cards? Although Mourinho already has Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian, and Daley Blind to choose from at left-back, none of them have been all that convincing. Unfortunately for Spurs, United are also keen on Eric Dier.
The Red Devils have rejected Tottenham's initial offer and the general consensus is that Levy can't afford a player who cost £36million just under two years ago.
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