Tottenham are interested in signing Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia
Vertonghen's six-week absence could prompt Pochettino to dip into the transfer market.
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Spurs are considering Ranocchia as cover for injured centre-back Jan Vertonghen
But Spurs, who are still in the Europa League, are firmly in the driving seat.
Mauricio Pochettino is now assessing Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia
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Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia has been valued at £5m
London rivals West Ham have already completed the £8m signing of Southampton skipper Jose Fonte, while Ranocchia isn't keen on joining struggling Hull.
The Serie A outfit are thought to be willing to consider a loan deal for the remainder of the season.
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But Inter Milan value the 28‑year-old at £5m should Spurs want to make the move permanent.
Pochettino may show faith in Austria international Kevin Wimmer, but the defender struggled against Manchester City before being substituted at half time.