Exclusive: Tottenham Prepare Ambitious £24m Bid for Man United Pair

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White Hart Lane side chase unwanted Old Trafford duo.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has set his sights on a pair of Man United players who do not appear to be integral to Louis van Gaal’s plans this season.

The White Hart Lane side are looking to bring in further additions before the summer transfer window closes and are readying a £24m bid for Mexican striker Javier Hernandez and midfield powerhouse Marouane Fellaini.

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Pochettino feels his attack needs strengthening, which isn’t a huge surprise given the poor displays put in by Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado last term, and is known to be a long term admirer of 26 year old forward Chicharito.

The Old Trafford man has struggled to retain a foothold in the Man United starting eleven over the past four seasons, making just six Premier League starts in 2013/14, and could be open to a move to north London.

Hernandez is a proven Premier League marksman having netted 59 goals in 152 appearances since moving to Man United in the summer of 2010, 69 of those appearances coming from the bench.

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Belgian international Fellaini has been strongly linked with a loan move to Napoli but Man United are looking to permanently offload the former Everton man and as such could scrap any dealings with the Serie A side in favour of a possible sale to Spurs.

Pochettino has failed with moves to bring in his former Southampton charge Morgan Schneiderlin and has now looked to switch his attention to Fellaini who the Argentine feels can offer steel in the Tottenham midfield as well as a real threat in the final third.

Having spent six seasons in England Fellaini may well prefer the option of a move to Tottenham over an overseas switch and the presence of national team colleagues Jan Vertonghen and Nacer Chadli could further convince the Man United man to consider a move to the capital.

Mauricio Pochettino has been told by chairman Daniel Levy that funds are available for new signings but the Argentine manager has been pushed to trim his expansive squad and a number of players have been linked with Tottenham exits.

The likes of Michael Dawson, Vlad Chiriches, Kyle Naughton, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sandro and Roberto Soldado have all been made available for prospective suitors.

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