As far as the January transfer window was concerned, Tottenham were relatively quiet.

José Mourinho’s side, who have sorely struggled of late, failed to make any acquisitions last month, and most of the rumours involved Dele Alli potentially going to Paris Saint-Germain.

The England international ended up staying put, but there were a few stories involving incomings that never materialised.

Among the names linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were Christian Eriksen and Ivan Perisic, two players who were put on the market by Inter.

The Dane had struggled up until that point, and the Serie A side were fully prepared to let him go, but Calciomercato explain that despite Spurs, Hertha Berlin and Ajax all ‘taking information’, ‘no one was ready to make an outright investment and pay most of his salary’.

As for Perisic, a number of stories suggested Tottenham were keen, and the Italian website state that Manchester United took information, ‘as well as the omnipresent’ Tottenham, but ‘the offer never arrived’.

It was a case of window shopping for Daniel Levy and co. in January, it seems.