Four top players linked with signing for Tottenham Hotspur this week

Everton's Ross Barkley misses a penalty

Tottenham Hotspur could be ready to spend in January.

Tottenham Hotspur signed five players in the summer transfer window, and could be set to strengthen further in January.

The additions of Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, Pau Lopez and Moussa Sissoko have not exactly all hit it off so far.

The rumour mill is turning it's wheels, and in the past week Spurs have been linked with with a number of big name players.

Here is a look at four potential additions they have been connected to...

Memphis Depay

Manchester United's Memphis Depay in action with Shrewsbury Town's Jack GrimmerManchester United's Memphis Depay in action with Shrewsbury Town's Jack Grimmer

Dutch winger Memphis Depay is desperate to escape his woeful spell at Manchester United, after receiving even fewer chances under Jose Mourinho than Louis van Gaal.

The Liverpool Echo report Depay is a transfer target for Tottenham, with Everton also showing an interest.

Would Manchester United allow Depay to leave for a team who could beat them to a European spot? This could be the key factor which denies Spurs success here.

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley celebrates scoring the third goal for EvertonRoss Barkley celebrates scoring the third goal for Everton

Ross Barkley is Everton's enigma, but he could soon become Tottenham's x-factor, according to the Evening Standard.

Barkley is a sometimes England international, and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has potential plans to play him behind Harry Kane in an effort to get the striker firing.

Everton reportedly want £35 million for the midfielder, a price Spurs may consider too steep unless they can offload Moussa Sissoko.

Franck Kessie

Franck Kessie in action for Atalanta challenging Juventus striker Gonzalo HiguainFranck Kessie in action for Atalanta challenging Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain

Atalanta prospect Franck Kessie has been one of the breakthrough stars of the Serie A season, netting five goals from midfield already.

The 19-year-old is a regular for Ivory Coast, and top teams across Europe are keen on his signature.

Tottenham were claimed by SkySport Italia to have declared interest in buying Kessie for around £20 million, but even this may not be enough.

Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring their second goalCrystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring their second goal

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was a target for Spurs in the summer, and bookies Ladbrokes have him priced at just 5/6 to make the switch.

Zaha has scored three goals this season and provided six assists in the Premier League, and would add an unpredictable element to Tottenham's attack.

Palace would be reluctant to sell, and The Sun report Spurs could delay their move until the summer.

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