Tottenham are considering signing a midfielder on loan this month after Moussa Sissoko was ruled out for three months with a knee injury.
Sissoko’s absence creates a problem for Mourinho, with further fitness concerns over Tanguy Ndombele and Eric Dier, leaving Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama the only established defensive-midfielders in the squad.
However, Sky Sports News has been told not to expect the arrival of Flamengo midfielder Gerson, who was reportedly a target in late December.
“I would definitely say no,” he said. “Because Bruno is a player of a level and value that is not for us. We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market.”