Tottenham media round-up: Pochettino on forwards and current squad, reported Wanyama interest

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening.

Tottenham Hotspur are still looking to bring in another forward before the end of the transfer window, Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed. 

Spurs have had one big for West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino turned down this week while Pochettino refused to comment specifically on the reported pursuit of the Baggies striker.

The Spurs boss is quoted in the Guardian, saying: “It’s obvious we need to add some more in our offensive position. We identify our targets and the chairman is working very hard to bring new players in this position.”

At the same press conference, he also said that midfielders Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela would remain at the club despite speculation suggesting they are attracting interest from other clubs.

Pochettino is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: "He (Christian) is happy here.

"He has a contract and we keep the best players for the present and future and want to be a good squad for in the next few years to fight for the top four and win the Premier League one day.

"Erik is part of my plans, the team.

"We need Lamela to show his real quality and we hope that this is the season he really shows his quality."

One player that Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in is Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, who had suggested the time could be right for him to leave Selhurst Park earlier this week.

His manager Alan Pardew is quoted in the London Evening Standard that Bolasie would be foolish not to make the move if Tottenham firmed up any rumoured interest in him.

He said: "If any of my players get linked with bigger clubs I would not expect them to [reject talk of leaving]. It would be a foolish move."

The Evening Standard has also reported that Tottenham have made an enquiry to Southampton over the possibility of signing midfielder Victor Wanyama.

They report the midfielder may be keen to link up with Pochettino again after they spent a year together at St Mary's, but it is thought that a fee in the region of £24 million would be the kind of figure required in order to strike a deal.

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