To some, Tottenham have had an inconsistent season so far but they still sit inside the Premier League’s top four as the campaign restarts.
Spurs have had a variety of injury issues and now the January transfer window is around the corner, they have the chance to bolster their squad.
Antonio Conte’s side have struggled to gain any sort of form with results varying each week and the manager may delve into the market to find a solution to their problems.
talkSPORT.com took a look at the latest news and rumours surrounding possible transfers that could occur next month.
Alexis Mac Allister
Tottenham are looking to sign the Brighton midfielder in January, according to CalcioMercato.
Mac Allister, the newly-crowned World Cup winner, played a huge part for Argentina in Qatar and is now attracting plenty of interest.
Former Spurs man Jamie O’Hara told talkSPORT that he thinks the club signed the wrong Seagulls player last summer.
“No one has really talked about Mac Allister and how good he was,” he said.
“I thought he was exceptional, what a player. I can’t believe he’s at Brighton, big clubs are going to be coming and looking for him.
“Spurs signed Bissouma, why did we sign Bissouma when we could’ve got Mac Allister?”
Brighton are reported to be looking for around £30 million but this figure could have risen after his performances over the last month.
Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat is picking up interest from all around Europa after his stunning performances at the World Cup.
The midfielder is looking likely to secure himself a move away from Fiorentina with Tottenham among the teams linked.
In fact, Spurs were reportedly aiming to sign Amrabat last January but a deal never materialised.
The club had looked at the 26-year-old but opted to sign Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus instead.
Conte could come back in for his man next month as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of the remainder of the season.
Former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could return to the Premier League this January with his contract running down.
The centre-back will be able to discuss terms with teams outside of Italy next month unless Roma offer him a new deal.
This has led to Tottenham keeping a close eye on the situation with a possible pre-contract agreement or cut-price signing on the cards.
Smalling will be looking to secure himself a long-term contract wherever he decides as he approaches the final stages of his career.
Tottenham are among the teams looking to sign Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries.
Spurs are alongside Chelsea and Manchester United in their pursuit for the Dutch full-back who impressed at the World Cup in Qatar.
According to CalcioMercato, Inter are likely to accept offers above £43 million and it is claimed that the price tag is not an issue for Daniel Levy and co.
Conte is on the lookout for a new wing-back with none of Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty or Djed Spence able to impress the Italian this season.
Harry Maguire has been tipped for a move away from Old Trafford in the upcoming January transfer window, and north London has been cited as a possible destination.
O’Hara told talkSPORT he’d take Man United captain Maguire at Spurs.
“Tottenham has been a shout maybe for the centre-half,” he said on Sports Bar last week. “I know we need a centre-half.”
Maguire signed for Man United for £80 million, but O’Hara thinks his next club will pay less than that.
He continued: “Manchester United are going to lose money.
“Say Spurs come in for him in January, I’d take him at Tottenham by the way. We need a centre-half.”
Stefan De Vrij
Tottenham have received a boost in their chase for defender Stefan De Vrij, according to football.london.
His contract will run out next summer, allowing Spurs to try and strike a deal this January ahead of a possible move.
The Inter centre-back has played under Conte before and could consider a move away from Italy is a new contract is not offered.
The 30-year-old’s agent said: “There will be no shortage of offers, but at his age and for a very thoughtful boy like him, who has basically played for two-three clubs in his career, all aspects will be important.
“He will soon be a dad too and this will be another aspect he will take into consideration. The liking and the possibility to stay is absolute.”
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