With another failure to secure top-four football last term, Tottenham will look to start next season with a stronger playing squad than the one that finished 2014/15.
Although adding players in the transfer market will be crucial, keeping the club’s best players at White Hart Lane will also be essential.
With David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid looking to be gathering pace, Manchester United could well be looking for a new goalkeeper – which could well be bad news for Tottenham.
The English media have been reporting that should Louis van Gaal’s men lose the influential Spaniard this summer, a move for Hugo Lloris could well be on the cards.
Although Spurs will look to rebuff any potential interest in their custodian from other teams, the North Londoners could struggle to keep the France captain should United apply pressure.
With this in mind, here are THREE Red Devils players that could head the other way to sweeten the deal for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
The predatory Mexican has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford in recent times and as such looks set for a transfer this summer.
Although a host of teams across Europe will look to land Hernandez, the centre forward looks like an ideal addition for Spurs.
With an over-reliance on Harry Kane to net the goals at White Hart Lane and the failure of the team’s back-up options, the North Londoners are widely expected to bolster their attacking ranks.
Hernandez would be an excellent signing for Spurs and diversify Pochettino’s attacking options ahead of next season.
An area where Tottenham have struggled to find a consistent option is on the right wing, where Pochettino has chopped and changed since taking on the White Hart Lane role.
Neither Erik Lamela nor Andros Townsend have done enough to convince the club’s fans that they can play a significant role in the team’s ambition of finishing in the top four.
Nani could well be the answer that Spurs need, with the Portuguese winger also on the outskirts at Old Trafford and having proven pedigree in the Premier League.
The ex-Sporting Lisbon attacker needs to move to a team where he can play week-in, week-out, and as he proven when at his best at United, he has all the attributes to be a top-class player.
Centre-half also remains an area where Pochettino has not yet settled on his ideal pairing, with potential for another new addition in this position to follow Kevin Wimmer to the club.
Although not the most glamorous potential signing, bringing Jonny Evans to White Hart Lane would make sense for the North London side.
With bundles of Premier League and Champions League experience and a solid defender, the Northern Ireland international could be the calming presence needed to solidify an at-times calamitous Spurs rearguard.
Van Gaal seems to have plans for new defenders at United and already prefer others in the position; as such Evans could well be available this summer.