Mauricio Pochettino offers Mousa Dembele injury update

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Could Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa Dembele play against Real Madrid or Liverpool?

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested to Football.London that Mousa Dembele could return to action as early as next week.

Dembele has been out of action since September due to an ankle problem, but Pochettino has suggested that the 30-year-old midfielder is close to full recovery.

The Belgium international, who cost Spurs £15 million in transfer fees according to The Mirror when he joined from Fulham in the summer of 2012, could play against Real Madrid or Liverpool.

Tottenham's head coach Mauricio Pochettino kicks the ball on the pitch at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Apoel FC and...

Spurs will face Bournemouth at the Wembley Stadium in London in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Tottenham will then face Madrid away from home at the Santiago Bernabeu in Champions League Group H on Tuesday evening.

Pochettino’s side will take on Liverpool at home in the league next weekend.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

“Maybe next week yes, if all is going well like today,” Pochettino told Football.London when asked if Dembele will be back next week. “Maybe next week, Real Madrid he can be involved or Liverpool. We hope he can be available again.”

Dembele is one of the best players in the Premier League and is a key figure in the current Tottenham team.

Although Spurs have done well in the absence of the 30-year-old, the return of the former AZ star is only going to enhance Spurs’ chances of winning against Madrid and Liverpool.

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