Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane set to be made Tottenham captains to scare off Manchester United interest

Louis van Gaal has been linked with both players this summer

Tom Sheen
Wednesday 24 June 2015 11:02

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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