Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has played down the prospect of a busy transfer window for Spurs this month.
The North Londoners were busy in the summer window, adding seven new faces to the squad.
January is usually a somewhat quiet month on the transfer front at Tottenham, with just Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn arriving a year ago.
Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino signed just Dele Alli and Lucas Moura in past January windows.
Mourinho was speaking after Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Fulham on Wednesday, a game in which Harry Kane gave the hosts a first-half lead before Ivan Cavaleiro equalised in the second half.
Asked by Amazon Prime – via BBC Sport (22:28) – whether he was expecting a busy transfer window, the Portuguese replied: “No. I am not expecting.”
Mourinho was asked about planned transfer activity ahead of the Leeds game at the start of the year and he gave a similar response.
There’s no doubt Spurs could do with some strengthening, particularly at the back, but if the budget is tight – Mourinho previously said “times are not easy” – then that’s not going to change in wake of a poor result.
The likelihood is that Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon will get more game time in the coming weeks as the Tottenham boss looks to strengthen his defence and avoid a repeat of the Fulham performance.