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Pochettino says Spurs fans shouldn’t panic about his lack of summer spending

Date Posted,July 29, 2017

Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham supporters not to worry about his lack of summer transfer window business, writes Steve Bates in Nashville.

The Spurs boss has promised he WILL move to land players before the window shuts to make sure his squad can compete for the title.

So far, Pochettino has stayed clear of the crazy buying spree, while his main rivals have all spent big, with Manchester City splashing £217million, Manchester United £130m, Chelsea £131m and Everton more than £100m.

But Pochettino, still trying to tie a deal down for Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley , insists Spurs fans should stay calm and have nothing to fear.

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“I want to tell our fans, ‘Don’t be worried’. Because today there are a lot of rumours and stuff about the clubs spending big money and it looks like Tottenham are not ambitious,” said Pochettino.

“That is not real. We will move in the market, for sure, to try to improve the squad and we will be competitive like the last two seasons.

“We have a plan. It’s early and we’re calm because our squad is competitive.

“If we compare the last two seasons with other teams, we were the best. That is why we are calm. We have a very clear idea of what we want and what we need to do to try to achieve our target.”

United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on signing Spurs midfielder Eric Dier and has made a £40m bid.

Spurs supporters will be all shook up if Dier gets sold to Manchester United (Image: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty)

But Pochettino has told United to forget it, saying: “It’s a good thing many clubs are talking about our players. But it’s just rumour.

“Dier is an important player for us and it’s not the idea to sell him.”

Pochettino was reluctant to discuss his pursuit of Barkley, but chairman Daniel Levy is understood to have spoken with his Goodison counterpart Bill Kenwright and dialogue is ongoing.

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