The tonic to that lack of transfer activity is that Spurs have been able to keep all of their top stars, with a number of them tied down to new deals.
Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele have all been linked with moves away from Tottenham this summer, and Pochettino has asked for their "commitment" for their new season, which begins against Newcastle United this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino didn't manage to bring in any new signings this summer but the Tottenham manager expressed his delight at keeping his squad together with no key players leaving.
The north London club were prepared to offload the trio this summer but ultimately retained them after failing to find adequate replacements. It's about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.
"I am so happy with the way they came back to training on Monday".
Having already sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus during this transfer window, club president Florentino Perez needs to add a "Galactico" to his Real Madrid squad in order to appease restless fans and he has apparently identified Eriksen as the man he wants at the Bernabeu.
Pochettino said: "I don't have news now and to do so before the deadline would be so hard".
"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players but sometimes in football you need to behave differently".
"If we can not improve our squad it's better to keep it together".
"The most important thing is we're so positive and of course we're going to challenge for big things this season too".