Spurs Set for Nervy Couple of Weeks

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Despite not signing anyone in the summer transfer window, the Spurs hierarchy from the top down seem unconcerned.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino made it quite clear that no signings are no problem for his side as he bids to launch a realistic title bid.

That may be well and good right now, but there is one major issue.

Although the transfer window has slammed firmly shut in England, across the rest of Europe, purchases can still be made right up until the end of the month in some cases.

Harry Kane and South Korean star Son Heung-min have signed new contracts locking them into the club for the foreseeable, but question marks still remain over a trio of stars who may still be heading for the Spurs exit door.

Toby Alderweireld

Defender Toby Alderweireld was repeatedly linked to Manchester United in the summer but Daniel Levy managed to hold off Jose Mourinho’s advances.

However, Alderweireld was left out of the starting eleven for Tottenham’s first game at Newcastle United and despite showing support for his team in the aftermath of the 2-1 success, the feeling is that the Belgian would still be keen on a move to the continent if one was available.

Danny Rose

English left-back Danny Rose is one of the Premier League’s finest full-backs on his day but injuries over the last 18 months has reduced the 28-year-olds playing time and he has now since fallen behind Ben Davies.

Just a matter of days ago, Rose was reportedly holding out for a move to French giants Paris St Germain.

However, a loan move to Bundesliga outfit Schalke is not out of the question after talks have apparently already been held.

A loan move may suit all concerned as come the new year and Tottenham are still competing on European run in, Rose’s fitness and experience may prove pivotal in a difficult period for any club.

Mousa Dembele

Midfielder Mousa Dembele has often been the unsung hero in a Spurs squad packed to the rafters with talented individuals.

However, Dembele is now in the final year of his contract and Daniel Levy will not allow such a useful asset to leave on a free.

Of the trio, Dembele is the least likely to leave but there has been the spattering of rumours that he may have been sold if the right price was offered.

More likely though is that a contract offer will be reached for the Belgian but at 31, it may not be as long as Dembele would like.

It appears that Levy is happy to play the contract game for now but if nothing is signed by the winter, expect Dembele to head for the exit.

The good news for Spurs is that Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are currently in contract talks with the club to extend their stays and Tottenham are in no need to sell.

The likeliest scenario is that all three men will remain on the Tottenham books in some way or other at least the next summer window.