Tottenham hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that he will dip into the transfer market in January – with Ross Barkley’s name continuing to be linked with a move to north London.
Ross Barkley, who is on his way back from a hamstring injury, almost moved to Chelsea in the summer but opted against the switch at the last minute.
There have been suggestions that he favours a move to Tottenham and Pochettino is a long-term admirer of the England international, whose contract expires in the summer.
Chelsea are expected to return with another bid for Barkley in January and their interest could force Spurs into a rival offer – with Everton boss Sam Allardyce admitting the attacker could leave Goodison.
“If someone comes in during January and says: ‘Here you go’ [with an offer] and the club says: ‘Look, if he’s not going to sign for us this has to be the case,’ then I accept that,” said the Everton boss.
And speaking about his plans for the the transfer window, Pochettino admits that he could splash the cash if the right player comes onto the market.