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
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.