Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to make Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane the captain and vice-captain of the club to warn off Manchester United.
Both Lloris and Kane have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer with Louis van Gaal reported to be given another £150million to turn United into Premier League and Champions League contenders.
With David De Gea seemingly set to move to Real Madrid at some point, 28-year-old Lloris has been identified as a potential replacement.
The France No 1 has previously stated he wants to be back in the Champions League; Spurs ideally want to keep Lloris, who has been consistently among their best players since joining, but may sell if they get a large offer.
Kane has been linked with a move of up to £50million after the 21-year-old England striker bagged 31 goals in a breakout season last term.
The Daily Mirror report that Pochettino has now moved to give Lloris and Kane extra responsibility in a bid to keep them at White Hart Lane.
Both captained the side regularly last season, but Younes Kaboul was the official captain with Lloris sharing vice duties with Emmanuel Adebayor.
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