It wouldn’t be a great surprise if Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino did return to his former club Southampton for summer signings but with Adam Lallana’s transfer fee quoted at around £25m and Luke Shaw’s even higher, the new boss may have to lower his price range.
A more likely move could come for centre half Dejan Lovren: It’s an area of the pitch where Spurs struggled at times last season and with rumours continuing over the sale of Michael Dawson, it could all make sense.
Timing may also be important as the player is heading back from Brazil after Croatia’s early exit from the World Cup and it’s claimed that Liverpool are anxious to tie up a quick deal for the 24 year old. The Reds have their own issues at the back after Daniel Agger experienced a mixed campaign and they remain candidates to sign our former defender Steven Caulker.
As for Lovren, if there is a battle on between the two sides it could come down to a choice between a shot at Champions League football, or a familiar face on the coaching field.