Alfie Mawson and Ryan Bertrand could be on their way to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, with The Express claiming that the North Londoners are prepared to pay £65 million for their signatures.

The duo, who play for Swansea City and Southampton respectively, would reinforce a Spurs defensive line that is expected to be overhauled ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld, both of whom were regulars in the Tottenham side last term, have struggled for minutes this time around and could be allowed to depart.

Swansea want around £40 million for Mawson’s signature and the England under-21 international is also thought to be attracting interest from Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Bertrand would command a fee of £25 million and has three years left on his £80,000 per-week deal at Southampton.

However, both clubs’ status in the Premier League is far from assured and their fate in the battle against relegation could decide the price tags that they can place on the heads of their prized assets.

The Saints are 18th in the table but are now just a point behind the Welsh outfit, who have not won in the top flight since overturning West Ham United at the beginning of March.

Should either of them plunge into the Championship, then that £65 million fee for Tottenham to land Mawson and Bertrand could decrease.

As for the Lilywhites, they are close to securing a place in the top four of the Premier League for the third-successive campaign and with it Champions League football next term.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will have his sights set on Liverpool in third place and Spurs could go ahead of the Reds before they face Chelsea on Sunday.

Tottenham have a relatively straightforward task on paper with Saturday’s fixture against basement-side West Bromwich Albion, before closing out the season with a trip to Newcastle United and a home clash against Leicester City.