Tottenham will look to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window after the injury suffered by Moussa Sissoko, according to a report.
Sissoko will be out until April after undergoing surgery on a knee injury and the Frenchman joins Harry Kane – who has torn his left hamstring – on the Spurs sidelines.
Previous reports have suggested that signing a new right-back is boss Jose Mourinho’s priority this month, with the Portuguese boss said to be unhappy at the options he has following the departure of Kieran Trippier in the summer.
The likes of Norwich’s Max Aarons and Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo have been linked with filling the void at the back, but according to Sky Sports News, a new midfielder has become a fresh concern for Mourinho.
Sissoko has been an important figure in the Spurs midfield for both former boss Mauricio Pochettino and Mourinho, having featured in all but one of the club’s Premier League games this term.
Therefore, Spurs are reportedly keen to find a replacement but are looking for a loan deal rather than a permanent transfer.
As with his choice of right-backs, Mourinho is said to be frustrated with the options he has in midfield besides Sissoko.
Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks have only played three league games since the manager took charge, while Eric Dier has also struggled to nail down a starting role in the team.
What’s more, Oliver Skipp and Victor Wanyama are not considered solid back-up having started only one match each this term, while summer loan arrival Giovani Lo Celso has been unable to stamp his mark in North London.
Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha’s new agent is trying to forge his client a move to Spurs, reports have claimed.
The Ivory Coast international is said to be looking for a move away from Selhurst Park after admitting his frustrations at not securing an exit in the summer.
The Daily Mirror now claims that Pini Zahavi is working to get Zaha a transfer across London, although the deal could be off due to Tottenham believing the move could be too expensive.