Tottenham were the only Premier League club not to be active in bringing new talent to the club in the summer and may well repeat that in January. However, with the side pushing in the title race at the top of the table, it could be worth an extra spend to get the team over the line.
With plenty of areas in the squad lacking strength in depth, acquisitions of some of these players could be the difference between a year of heartbreak or dreams coming true.
With his agent having told RTL that he will depart Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and with Mundo Deportivo say that talks have stalled with Barcelona, Tottenham are in pole position to sneak in with a last minute offer to snap him up.
AS claim that he would be available for just €5 million (£4.5 million) in January, making him a real bargain, even if his wages would not come cheap. That said, he would provide a solution to Tottenham’s holding midfield headache for years to come.
Linked to Spurs by Calciomercato in December, Vilhena could well be one of the few players who Tottenham would consider worthwhile pursuing in January.
The 23-year-old is an ideal all round midfielder who could offer a like for like replacement for the likes of Moussa Dembele. As first choice at Feyenoord, he may still be tempted by the offer of elite level football and the chance to fight for titles in London.
Having left Spain for China, the striker has been linked with a return to La Liga by France Football. Tottenham could intervene though, throwing a spanner in the works for a prolific striker who has scored 23 goals in 28 games in Asia.
With a replacement for Fernando Llorente needed as Pochettino appears increasingly reluctant to call upon the veteran, Bakambu may be the kind of talent that the team need to add depth, even if he would be costly.