Report: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino identifies summer transfer targets

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly already has plans in place for the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has already lined up his transfer targets for the summer, report The Mail.

Amid a report about Spurs offering the Argentine boss a new £5.5 million per year contract extension, it is claimed Pochettino already sees his future at the club, and is unlikely to be tempted away elsewhere.

The report states: "Pochettino is already planning for next season — having identified a number of transfer targets for the 2016-17 campaign. Tottenham's global network of scouts have been briefed ahead of Euro 2016."

Pochettino is heavily involved in the transfer process at Tottenham, and even hand picked the head of recruitment, with Paul Mitchell head hunted from Southampton where the pair previously worked together.

Headstart

Hard work and planning for the summer is evidently going on behind the scenes, and this groundwork and stability can given Spurs a crucial headstart this summer over some of their rivals.

Chelsea for instance must wait until after Italy's involvement at Euro 2016 to get new boss Antonio Conte's undivided attention, while Manchester United must resolve whether they want Louis van Gaal, Ryan Giggs, or Jose Mourinho in charge next season.

Manchester City are undergoing a transition under Pep Guardiola too, and with such big name managers arriving on the scene and having pulling power with regard to top players, it is even more important Tottenham are organised and get important aspects of their business done early, as they did last year, with Kevin Wimmer's signing clinched as early as late May.

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