Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham are closing in on target; says club have already solved main weakness

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Pochettino suggests Tottenham are poised to bolster their ranks, while claiming the club have already solved their biggest problem from last season.

According to quotes published on talkSPORT, Tottenham Hotspur fans could be celebrating a new arrival at White Hart Lane within the coming days.

Speaking ahead of club's visit to Old Trafford for the opening day of the Premier League campaign, Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino is reported as saying the following: 

"We have our target, I think in the next few days maybe something [will] happen".

The club have been linked with various attacking targets in recent weeks, with Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin - according to the Daily Mail - the latest, but it remains a mystery as to who 'our target' refers to. 

Despite his claims that Tottenham are chasing a player, the Argentine head coach has also acted to quash concerns that the club will be short of firepower ahead of the season opener. 

Having previously suggested that Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli are capable playing as a centre-forward, as reported in the Daily Mail, he appears eager to stick to his guns.

"No worries about that and the people won't worry about the team because we have a lot of good players that can play like a striker," he continued.

Pochettino went on to suggest that the club have already provided a solution to the most glaring problem from the previous season - a leaky back four. 

He said: "We need to be [more] solid than last season because we scored a lot of goals but the problem was we conceded a lot of goals. If we are more solid maybe we can reduce the gap with the top four."

His claims can be substantiated as, having let in 53 goals in total, Spurs conceded more goals than any other club in the top half of the Premier League table last season.

The Argentine will hope the summer signings of defenders Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer will have solved the club's problems in this area.

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