Tottenham media round-up: Pochettino confirms search for striker, comments on Lamela rumours


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

Tottenham are continuing their search for a new striker after having a second bid for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino rejected, Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed in quotes carried by Sky Sports.

Pochettino didn't answer any questions on specific targets but did say that he is looking to bring in at least one more player before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday evening. 

The Spurs boss is quoted as saying: "We need one striker. We need one player more and we are working hard.

"We know what we need to provide the right balance to compete this season. This is my desire and we are working hard for that."

Another player that Spurs have been strongly linked with in the past 24 hours is Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min, and the Daily Mail are reporting that they are closing in on a £21.9 million move for the Korean. 

They say that he has been brought in to provide support to main striker Harry Kane, and as a result puts any notion of another move for Berahino off the table.

The Mail's report also says that Spurs will try again to sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton, while Inter Milan have not met Spurs' valuation for Erik Lamela.

Pochettino was asked about rumours linking Lamela with a move away, and is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "Is he in talks with Inter Milan? I don't know. Erik said nothing to me. Today he was in training and happy. Lamela said nothing to me and it is only a rumour we see in the media."

Away from the transfer rumours, Pochettino confirmed that Andros Townsend has returned to training ahead of this weekend's game against Everton, the official Spurs website has reported.

Christian Eriksen is ruled out of the clash at White Hart Lane as Spurs go in search of their first win of the season having picked up two points from their opening three games. 

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