Andre Villas-Boas keen to make new signings for Spurs

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says he is hopeful of bringing new players into the club before the transfer window closes on Friday.

Spurs have made three signings this summer, but Luka Modric is on the verge of leaving to join Real Madrid.

Speaking after Saturday's 1-1 home draw with West Brom, Villas-Boas said: "We are looking to strengthen our squad.

"The market can be very frenetic in the last couple of days. But we will try to do the deals we can do."

Tottenham v West Brom facts

  • West Brom have won just three of 34 trips to London in the Premier League
  • Andre Villas-Boas has picked up only three wins from his last 14 Premier League matches
  • West Brom have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 Premier League away games
  • All four of Benoit Assou-Ekotto's Premier League goals have been at White Hart Lane
  • Six of James Morrison's last seven Premier League goals have been scored away from home

On Tuesday, Spurs completed the signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City for £5m, adding to the recruitment of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim for a reported £8m and the capture of Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

However, more focus has been paid to the future of influential midfielder Modric, who finally looks set to complete a move to Spanish side Real Madrid for a fee in the region of £30m.

Defender Michael Dawson also looked set to depart, in a £7.5m-move to QPR, but this has stalled because of "an issue with personal terms", according to Rangers manager Mark Hughes.

Having lost their opening game of the season 2-1 at Newcastle, Villas-Boas endured a frustrating first home game on Saturday as James Morrison struck a 90th-minute equaliser to snatch a point for West Brom.

Spurs had dominated the first half and looked to have won the match courtesy of Benoit Assou-Ekotto's deflected 75th-minute strike.

"It is difficult to take [the equaliser] in the last minute of the game," said Villas-Boas. "We have to keep our concentration.

"We had an extremely good first half and our idea was to get something out of this and therefore be a bit calmer in the second half.

"It is very, very important to get that first win but there are still 36 games ahead of us. We have one more point than we did this time last year.

Clarke praises West Brom character

"The players have been excellent. They have been receptive and there is a good feeling about what we are doing. We are just waiting for the results to accompany us a little bit more."

West Brom boss Steve Clarke was pleased with his side's second-half display, which saw them grow into the game and get a deserved leveller through Morrison.

"I think we deserved to get something from that game for our second half performance," admitted Clarke. "In the first half they controlled it but didn't make Ben Foster work too hard.

"We had more aggression in our play after the break, got forward and created chances and it would have been a shame if we hadn't got something from it."

Having taken over at The Hawthorns in the summer, Clarke's side are now unbeaten after two matches - having won their opening game 3-0 against Liverpool - and the former Chelsea and Liverpool head coach is happy with the way the Baggies are developing.

"I've inherited a good group of players," added Clarke. "I've tried to add one or two to help them and we are progressing nicely.

"We try to play when we can and we're competitive when we don't have the ball. If we keep playing how we did today we'll have a good season."