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After Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed signings are close, who could they be?

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After Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed signings are close, who could they be?

Despite failing to make any additions so far this summer, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that signings may be on the way. The Spurs boss told BBC Radio 5 Live:

“It’s not easy to find the right profile but I’m sure we’ll add some players in the next few weeks.”

What is not clear is just who these additions could be. Here, The Boot Room highlights three likely candidates…

Paulo Gazzaniga

The Daily Mail claimed that the Southampton goalkeeper could be close to joining Tottenham. With young Pau Lopez returning to Espanyol after his loan spell, a new third choice shot stopper is required in case of injury to Michel Vorm or first choice Hugo Lloris.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Second Division Spanish side Rayo Vallecano and has previously shown great signs of promise at Gillingham before joining the Saints. The Argentinean is unlikely to be first choice at Wembley but could be a useful addition to add depth.

Ross Barkley

Perhaps the reason why signings have been delayed. With one year left on his contract and a reported £50 million asking price, the Telegraph report that Everton could now accept as little as £25 million now as they try to force through a sale before the transfer window slams shut.

Again, it is hard to see how Barkley would walk straight into the Spurs starting line-up. He may offer a rotation option alongside Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli while there have also been suggestions that Mauricio Pochettino may look to field him in a deeper midfield role.

Joao Cancelo

It has been surprising that Tottenham have not been more strongly linked with a full-back this summer. Now, injury to Kieran Trippier may force the Lilywhites to consider a £25 million bid for the Portugal international, according to the Daily Mail.

In demand from the likes of Juventus as well according to the report, it could be an ambitious move. However, capable of on both the left and the right, he could provide a replacement for Kyle Walker and also offer another option to Danny Rose and Ben Davies on the opposite flank.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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