Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose were all expected to depart this summer, and they could still move overseas.
The Cottagers will be keen to bounce back from their opening weekend defeat to Crystal Palace but Merson is predicting another tough afternoon for Slaviša Jokanović's side as he feels Tottenham will ease to a 3-1 win at Wembley.
The gaffer has said he is not going to just bring in players for the sake of it. Then it's different if they can negotiate with Daniel [Levy, the Spurs chairman] or not. The players that are here are all committed. Not one told me today that they wanted to find a solution [to leave]. I understand agents, I understand everything, that football becomes a business, a big business too, and [the clubs must] protect their asset. Be sure I am not going to take a risk. Nobody is going to blackmail me.
A spectacular own goal from Matt Doherty and a deflected James Maddison strike put the Foxes in command.
Harry Kane was pleased to put his August goal curse to bed after netting in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham at Wembley on Saturday.
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In that time period, only Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (14) has managed more in the top four tiers of English football. I think it's a situation that we need to improve. "Only after about 60 minutes did we start to take it into more risky areas".
"I thought we played really well and created a lot of chances".
Of more concern to Pochettino against Fulham would have been the way his team failed to convert first-half chances while looking susceptible to some lively counter-attacking from Slavisa Jokanovic's side. This one owed much to Callum Wilson's brilliant solo effort and the striker has now scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time.
"But it's good to start like this". Of course every player if they don't play will be disappointed.
"We have played two and a half weeks all together, we are a Premier League team in a building process and we need time".
Trippier's moment of magic came in the 74th when the right back - in his first game since the World Cup semifinal against Croatia when he also scored a free kick _ sent a 30-yard shot over the wall and into the corner.