How Tottenham could line-up under Brendan Rodgers next season as Mourinho replacement including Tielemans in midfield
TOTTENHAM are in the hunt for a new manager with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reportedly in line to replace Jose Mourinho.
Spurs are said to have made the Northern Irishman their top target and he could bring some famous Foxes, including Youri Tielemans, with him if he makes the move.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is trying to persuade his fellow execs the Leicester chief is still a suitable candidate.
They are still sore about disparaging comments Rodgers made about the North Londoners after turning down an approach from them nine years ago.
But he is on the radar in their search for Mourinho's replacement, who was sensationally axed last week and temporarily replaced by Ryan Mason.
Many have questioned why Rodgers would make the move considering his superior squad and great relationship with Leicester's Thai owners.
The fact the Foxes are also in the Champions League spots and four places and nine points above Tottenham is also not lost on most onlookers.
But Levy is a long-time admirer of the 48-year-old and is keen to bring him on board.
One of Rodgers' stipulations before taking the gig will surely be squad improvements in the summer transfer window.
Tielemans is wanted by some of Europe's biggest clubs including Inter Milan. But with Rodgers at the helm, the 23-year-old midfielder may be tempted to London instead.
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With Harry Kane's future up in the air after Tottenham failed to win a trophy again on Sunday, a striker is also likely to be on the wanted list.
And Kelechi Iheanacho is the most in-form striker in the Premier League with the offer of being Spurs' No 1 striker likely to be a tempting one.
Tottenham have been crying out for a right-back for some time with Serge Aurier far from trustworthy and Mat Doherty struggling for form since his transfer from Wolves.
Timothy Castagne has been a revelation since joining Leicester from Atalanta and would surely be a perfect replacement.
And with the North Londoners also desperate for a centre-back with Eric Dier failing to cement his place after his 'transition' from holding midfielder, Wesley Fofana would be a fantastic addition to the squad.
The Frenchman is talked about in glowing terms by Foxes fans and is expected to be one of Europe's best centre-backs in the coming years.
And further up the pitch, Spurs fans would surely love to see James Maddison in attacking midfield.
The playmaker has blossomed under Rodgers. And Tottenham have failed to replace Christian Eriksen since he left for Inter Milan, so the England hopeful would surely slot straight in.
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