The 25-year-old had been linked with Rangers during the summer transfer window but was forced to stay at White Hart Lane after Spurs failed to sign Gary Cahill from Bolton.
"We have already begun talking about what we are going to do in January and have a number of ideas," said Warnock.
"There are so many things that are possibilities and if I ask for a certain player, the board will support me. At the moment, a striker and a defender are my two priorities."
Bassong moved to Tottenham from Newcastle in 2010 and has gone on to make 40 appearances for Spurs.