JOSE MOURINHO is reportedly out to bolster his defence in the summer to make for a new-look Tottenham XI next season.
Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier look to be heading towards the exit door, giving Mourinho the chance to give his backline a more youthful outlook.
Reports suggest that a £25million bid for Chelsea defender Zouma is first on the Tottenham boss’ wish list.
After signing the Frenchman for the Blues in 2014, Mourinho is said to be very keen on reuniting with Zouma.
Chelsea’s push for a revamped defence themselves, potentially including Ben Chilwell and Declan Rice, could lead to the 25-year-old’s sale.
And he could slip into the space vacated by Jan Vertonghen if the Belgian leaves when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, the right-back spot is also being identified as an area for improvement.
Serge Aurier is linked with Ligue 1 club Monaco and that has drawn Tottenham towards a pair of potential alternatives.
Zouma could find himself surplus to requirements if Declan Rice lands in West LondonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Norwich’s 20-year-old defender Max Aarons joins Atalanta’s Timothy Castagne in being touted for a move to North London.
With Tottenham’s attack already stocked with talent, Mourinho is also reportedly looking to improve his midfield.
Tanguy Ndombele’s future is a subject of much speculation and Pierre Emile Hojbjerg has been eyed as a new arrival.
Southampton’s Danish midfielder lost the club captaincy amid his links to Spurs – although Ajax are also said to be plotting a bid.
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