Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz, Edouard Mendy, Ethan Ampadu, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kalidou Koulibaly have all been sold, while Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante were released as free agents.

Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr and Callum Hudson-Odoi are likely to follow him out the door with another £60m likely to be raised. But Pochettino will be expecting some more signings to help him next season with their Premier League opener against Liverpool on August 13 fast approaching.

Caicedo is their priority target while moves for Gabri Veiga, Rayan Cherki and Marc Guehi could be accelerated after the Chelsea manager’s public plea.