Mauricio Pochettino would welcome possible Tottenham Hotspur return for Gareth Bale

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Tottenham Hotspur are likely to make a number of additions in the summer transfer window.

Mauricio Pochettino has told the London Evening Standard that Tottenham Hotspur have already drawn up a list of targets for the summer transfer window.

Pochettino is keen to get Spurs' business done early and has already indentified those he would like to bring to White Hart Lane.

The Lilywhites reportedly want a centre-back, a central-midfielder and a winger in the coming months, with Pochettino desperate to add quality to his ranks.

"We have targets and we have a plan," he said. "Now we need to deliver it. We have worked very hard to have good ideas and a clear picture. There is not too much time to decide.”

Over recent seasons, Spurs have not always implemented their transfer strategy correctly and the additions they have made have struggled to make the desired impact.

The likes of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Paulinho are just a few of Spurs' recent recruits that have failed to inspire in north London and the club realise that they will need to be more successful this summer if they are to challenge for a place in the Champions League.

The addition of Paul Mitchell as head of recruitment should help in this respect, but it will be up to the former Southampton man to prove that he has a better eye for talent than his predecessors over the coming months.

The identity of those Tottenham are looking at is still unknown, but one player Tottenham would be open to signing is Gareth Bale.

Bale has struggled at Real Madrid of late, facing criticism from an expectant Santiago Bernabeu fan base and Spanish press, and Pochettino says that he will always have a place for him at White Hart Lane, should he wish to come back.

"If Bale is not comfortable in Madrid, we have a place for him here," he said. "If he wants to come back here we are open to signing him."

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