Mauricio Pochettino has highlighted that strengthening the Tottenham defence is his main priority, and he wants to make Mexican defender Hector Moreno his first signing at White Hart Lane.
According to the Daily Mail, the newly appointed Spurs boss has been keeping tabs on 26-year-old Moreno who has impressed so far at the World Cup for the Mexicans in what is a tough group including hosts Brazil.
Moreno, who currently plays for La Liga side Espanyol is already very familiar with Pochettino after the Argentine brought him to the Spanish club from Mexico when he was in charge.
Moreno has been an integral part of the Mexican side at the World Cup, helping them reach the knock-out stage which will see them play the Netherlands on Sunday and his imposing displays have not gone unnoticed.
Tottenham will have some competition for Moreno's signature as it is rumoured that Premier League rivals Everton, Swansea and Pochettino's former club Southampton are all interested in the centre-back's services, who will cost in the region of £7 million.
Pochettino's key focus this summer is to re-vamp his defence and with Spurs trio Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches all expected to depart White Hart Lane, there will be much room to introduce fresh faces.
The North London club are also keeping an eye on Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon and have been heavily linked with Real Madrid's Brazilian left-back Marcelo. However, any deal for Marcelo would come at a high price which may prove too much for the Tottenham board.
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