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.

SunSport exclusively revealed today that should Leicester fail to qualify for the Champions League on Sunday, Spurs are ready to pounce for the former Liverpool and Celtic boss.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been at pains to persuade his fellow execs the Leicester chief is still a suitable candidate.

Some 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, after the Portuguese was sensationally axed last month and temporarily replaced by Ryan Mason.

Levy is a long-time admirer of the Rodgers, 48, and is keen to bring him on board.

One of the Foxes boss' 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 24-year-old FA Cup final hero may be tempted to London instead.

With Harry Kane having revealed his desire to leave, a striker is also likely to be on the wanted list.

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And Kelechi Iheanacho is the most in-form striker in the Premier League with the offer of being Spurs' No1 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 Matt 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 following various mistakes this season, 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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