Tottenham told Aston Villa's Jack Grealish not for sale at any price

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"Building a new training ground, finishing this summer the (player's) lodge was a massive investment". That is true, don't believe in £400m, that is the truth.

"I don't feel the panic in football".

Pochettino insisted at the end of last season that Tottenham would need to show intent in the market to develop further, but he is still waiting for the first addition to his squad on the final day of the transfer window.

The Aston Villa midfielder's future has been the subject of plenty of speculation this summer, with Tottenham believed to be one of several teams trying to sign him from his boyhood club. Then with Brexit it's worse because the cost is 30 per cent more.

"For me [that] is to be courageous".

"Of course it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".

"Maybe in the mind of everyone they will say "oh Tottenham didn't sign anyone", but to sign for the sake of signing? It's a fearless decision".

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "Of course, it's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".

"Which Premier League club didn't spend anything during the summer 2018 transfer window?"

The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Kieran Trippier and Hugo Lloris only started their pre-season training over the past two weeks but Pochettino is hopeful they will be able to play some part against Newcastle on Saturday.

"Football is a game where you need to be clever in how you set your principles, your strategy to try to win the games".

"I think it's so hard now because it's only four hours until the end and I don't have news now", Pochettino told a news conference.

"If all the players today are thinking in a collective target, we can be competitive". "Always, until you finish the game, you can not say "now it's the end of the game". That is the key this season".

Arsenal ended up in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to result in Arsene Wenger's exit at the end of the 2017-18 season.

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