Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham are not close to completing any January signings but left the door open for future deals.

Spurs have allowed out-of-favour winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to join Burnley on loan until the end of the season but are yet to make any additions in January.

“Until today, now, no-one is close to arriving in this transfer window,” Pochettino said. “Maybe in five minutes, something happens. But before the press conference, nothing is close.”

Their lack of activity has come in stark contrast to most of the Premier League’s top six.

Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly scrapping over Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez while Liverpool have already bought Virgil Van Dijk and sold Philippe Coutinho.

“I am confident always,” Pochettino said. “Personally, I never look next to me at what another team is doing. It’s about how I believe, how we believe, and how we make things happen.”

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