Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly 'willing' to spend big on a centre-back in the January transfer window.
Tottenham have only kept one clean sheet since Mourinho took over, with their defence looking very porous.
Mourinho has always built his teams around their defensive resilience, but Tottenham have struggled at the back since he took charge.
The Portuguese boss now wants to make amendments to his side’s backline in January, and he will be given funds to spend.
Sky Sports suggest that Tottenham could spend a considerable amount of money on a centre-back.
Tottenham are said to be interested in both Nathan Ake at Bournemouth and Issa Diop at West Ham United.
The pair would likely partner Toby Alderweireld at the heart of Tottenham’s defence if they were to join, after the Belgian recently signed a new contract.
If the transfer worked out then Spurs could become a much greater threat over the second half of the season, as they have been so dangerous going forward.
If Mourinho can tighten Spurs up at the back, while ensuring they retain their attacking quality, then a top four place could well still be up for grabs.
And even though Spurs do not tend to spend big in January, doing so next year could be a necessary, given their obvious problems in defence so far this term.
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