Danny Ings to partner Harry Kane, ex-Man City target and Roma midfielder sign – Tottenham team to end trophy drought and reclaim top four

This summer is likely to see a lot of change in the Tottenham squad under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

After a lengthy search to replace Jose Mourinho, the former Wolves boss was the man chosen to take the club forward.

Nuno signed a two-year deal as Tottenham manager

First thing on the list will be to keep hold of star man Harry Kane, who is understood to have told the club he wishes to leave this summer.

Spurs are reluctant to let him go and will try to build a new team around him that can challenge for trophies.

Nuno is understood to have a long listed of targets to strengthen all over the pitch, with four players among his top targets, according to The Athletic.

talkSPORT.com have taken a look at who they are and where they could fit into the side.

Can new signings help persuade Kane to stay at Spurs

Danny Ings

Reports claim Nuno wants to revert to a 4-4-2 formation and will need a strike partner to go alongside Kane.

Ings has previously been touted as a possible replacement for the England captain and is now in the final year of his contract with Southampton.

He has already turned down contract offers with the club and the Saints may demand a fee of around £25million.

No official bids have been made, but Ings could be the ideal partner to go with the England ace.

Ings has turned down contract offers from Southampton that would make him the highest paid player in their history

Takehiro Tomiysau

The defender has long been linked with the club and is the one deal that is said to be ‘closest to completion’.

Tomiysau can play as a centre-back, in a back three, or as a right-back.

His versatility could give the new manager plenty of options when it comes to his formation.

Spurs are in need of a new right-back with Serge Aurier linked with an exit from the club.

Max Aarons has also been linked, but might prove too costly to sign. Tomiysau is believed to be available from Bologna for around £15million.

Tomiyasu is close to completing his move to Tottenham

Jules Kounde

Centre-back is a huge position of need for Spurs this summer and have already been linked to several names, including Jannick Vestergaard, Milan Skriniar and Joachim Andersen.

Sevilla could be open to selling Kounde for less than his £68.2million buyout clause due to their financial troubles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Man City were linked to him last summer, but failed with a bid lower than his release clause.

Toby Alderweireld looks set to leave this summer, while Spurs would also listen to offers for Davinson Sanchez.

Spurs have a fight on their hands to sign Kounde, who wants Champions League football

Lorenzo Pellegrini

Central midfield is less of a pressing need for the club, but that has not stopped them being linked with names.

Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg impressed last season, while they also have Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Olivier Skipp among their ranks.

Spurs have been linked with Roma’s Pellegrini and he is available for £25.6million, which is his buyout clause.

Pellegrini scored seven goals and added six assists in Serie A last season

How Tottenham could look this season…

Can this side get into the top four?