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Spurs don't need Zlatan, we have Kane - Jose Mourinho

By Vincent Ashitey
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Jose Mourinho has dismissed the possibility of making a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the winter transfer market, insisting Tottenham already have "the best striker in England".

Spurs decided to bring in Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino in the managerial hot seat last week after a disappointing start to the 2019-20 campaign.

Pochettino left north London with Spurs sitting 14th in the Premier League table after 12 fixtures - closer to the relegation places in terms of points than the top four.

Tottenham have turned to a proven winner to revive their fortunes, and Mourinho got his reign off to the perfect start at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Spurs beat West Ham 3-2 thanks to goals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane, as they picked up their first three points away from home since January.

Mourinho expressed his delight after the match and has already insisted he is happy with the squad he has at his disposal, but transfer rumours continue to swirl ahead of the January window.

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Ibrahimovic, who has previously worked with the former Manchester United boss at Old Trafford and Inter, has been linked with a switch to Tottenham, having recently called time on a prolific spell in the MLS with the LA Galaxy.

However, when asked about reuniting with a former charge at Spurs during a press conference on Monday, Mourinho responded: "No chance."

He added on not needing another centre-forward given Kane's quality: "We have the best striker in England. One of the top two, three strikers in the world.

"It doesn't make any sense of a striker of Zlatan's dimensions - a striker in his 30s but that can play at any club in the world - it doesn't make sense to come to a club where we have Harry Kane."

Tottenham are currently preparing for a crucial home fixture against Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

A win would guarantee Spurs' progress to the last 16, but they could also book a spot in the next round with a draw if Red Star Belgrade fail to beat Bayern Munich on the same night.

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Mourinho went on to express how much he loves playing in Europe's most prestigious competition, before insisting his side will take each game as it comes as they attempt to go one better than last season's final appearance.