Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou admits further signings are ‘unlikely’ – despite links with Chelsea star Conor Gallagher – but refuses to ‘rule anything out’ ahead of Thursday’s deadline

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Ange Postecoglou admits he does not expect to add to his Tottenham squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Spurs moved quickly in the mid-season market to sign forward Timo Werner on loan from Leipzig and centre-half Radu Dragusin for £26.7m from Genoa, making them among the most active Premier League clubs in a very slow window.

There has been interest in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher since the summer, but the chances of this deal have dwindled again with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg determined not to leave Tottenham this month.

“Looks unlikely I’d say,” Postecoglou says of any other business. ‘I don’t see any income. Expenses a little different, because I’m not completely into it, other people do the work around it.

“I would say unlikely on both fronts without ruling anything out.”

Ange Postecoglou admitted that further ins and outs in January are 'unlikely'

Ange Postecoglou admitted that further ins and outs in January are ‘unlikely’

Spurs were interested in Conor Gallagher but their chances of signing him have dwindled with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg keen to stay

Spurs were interested in Conor Gallagher but their chances of signing him have dwindled with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg keen to stay

Pape Matar Sarr should be back at Tottenham’s training ground on Wednesday and available for the trip to Everton on Saturday after Senegal were knocked out of the African Cup by the Ivory Coast on Monday.

“Disappointed for him because Senegal had ambitions to win the competition,” Postecoglou said. “But he’s done well for them again, he’s a key member and from our side it’s good to have him back. He should be ready for Saturday after arrival.’

Meanwhile, however, Spurs winger Manor Solomon suffered another setback in his return from a knee injury.

“He hit it a few times but it’s fair to say he had a few setbacks,” Postecoglou said. “He had one this week as well, so he’s getting further investigation into that, I think early next week.”

Tottenham face Brentford at home on Wednesday.