Tottenham Hotspur are planning to revamp their defence this summer and are looking to bring in England defenders Ryan Bertrand and Alfie Mawson, in deals that could amount to £65 million.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking for deals as he expects two of his established stars, Toby Alderwierald and Danny Rose, to exit the club this summer.
Southampton left-back Bertrand could be up for sale if Southampton are relegated – they are in the bottom three currently – and he will want to remain in the Premier League to retain his place in the England squad.
He could cost up to £35 million, but that could still leave Spurs in profit if Rose departs for £50 million – as it is rumoured he could do.
Meanwhile Mawson could also experience a relegation at Swansea City. While the Swans have one of the leakiest defences in the Premier League this season, the 24-year-old has impressed with his performances, leading to him breaking into the England squad recently.
Mawson could cost £30 million and would be a direct replacement for Alderwiereld, who seems set to leave after talks over a new contract stalled.
It is thought Spurs will try and cash in on the Belgian, rather than let him leave for nothing in 2019. There would be no shortage of potential takers for him, with several leading clubs in England and Europe rumoured to be interested.