‘We can do better,’ ‘Big signing’ … Tottenham fans split over interest in £13.5m-rated star

Tottenham Hotspur could end up being one of the busier clubs in the transfer window this summer as they could lose players in both the midfield and defence.

Toby Alderweireld has been heavily linked with a move elsewhere, while Mousa Dembele could also be heading towards the exit door.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be determined to gather together a good enough squad that can challenge for top honours next season.

Expectations will be high given that the North London outfit will be competing in their brand new stadium, which has been built adjacent to White Hart Lane.

According to Foot Mercato, Spurs, who finished third in the Premier League table this season, are keeping tabs on Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina.

The 24-year-old moved to St Mary’s from Juventus last summer for a club-record fee of £15.4m, and went on to make 25 Premier League appearances, 20 of which were starts.

Lemina – valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt – predominantly plays as a defensive midfielder, but he also featured a handful of times for the Saints this season more centrally.

After the reports emerged, Tottenham fans tweeted their reactions, and they were fairly mixed.