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Three stars Tottenham should target amid Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko uncertainty

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Could Tottenham upgrade on their out of form and injury plagued stars this summer by raiding Italy or France?

Despite the fact that they are Tottenham Hotspur's two most expensive players of all time, Erik Lamela's and Moussa Sissoko's future at the club look anything but certain according to current reports in the media.

Argentine Lamela, despite impressing under Mauricio Pochettino, has missed much of the season with a hip problem, and The Times have thrown doubt onto his Spurs stay as a result of a disagreement about managing that injury, even if it was finally decided this week that the 25-year-old would undergo an operation.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela in action with CSKA Moscow's Pontus WernbloomTottenham's Erik Lamela in action with CSKA Moscow's Pontus Wernbloom

France international Sissoko has struggled to make an impact since his big money move from Newcastle United on deadline day last year, and The Sun report that he is set to be chopped at the end of the season.

With both operating on the right hand side of midfield, and likely to fetch big fees were they sold, we look at three, big name, likely-big fee players who could come in for the Spurs pair this summer.

Mohamed Salah - Roma

Roma's Mohamed Salah in action with Lyon's Emanuel MammanaRoma's Mohamed Salah in action with Lyon's Emanuel Mammana

The former Chelsea winger has been a revelation in Serie A since moving there - initially on loan - in 2015. With pace to burn, a genuine goal threat wherever he plays, and a superb engine and workrate, the Egyptian star would be a phenomenal addition to Tottenham's attacking ranks.

With 12 goals and 10 assists this season, Salah is a big player at Roma at the moment - who are in second place and set for Champions League football, so Spurs would likely have to break their transfer record if they wanted to bring him back to London. Or use their possible ace in any transfer discussions between the two clubs - ex-Roma favourite Lamela.

Ivan Perisic - Inter Milan

In fact, Lamela could be the key to a number of possible deals to bring Serie A's finest to North London. Powerful attacking talent Ivan Perisic is like a Croatian Heung-Min Son; versatile, full of running and pace and deadly with either foot. He is also proven in both Italy and Germany, and boasts nine goals and seven assists so far this season.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesIvan Perisic

Spurs have been linked in the past (Sky Italia) and Inter reportedly have a long standing interest in Lamela (Mirror). The Croat is older than Daniel Levy would normally move for, but is around the same age as Moussa Sissoko, who could also be shipped out. If Tottenham brought in Perisic and a younger prospect, with Lamela and Sissoko leaving, that would be good business.

Thomas Lemar - Monaco

The youngest player on this list and possibly the player with the highest ceiling, Lemar shone in his two games against Tottenham in the Champions League - scoring what ended up being the winner home and away - and recently won his first caps for France, taking Moussa Sissoko's spot in Les Bleus' squad.

Unlike recent signings from Ligue 1, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Clinton Njie, there is little doubt about Lemar's ability to perform when it matters, and 11 goals and 10 assists this season look very attractive when you consider he is still only 21. Rapid and skilful, the Monaco man would cost plenty if Mauricio Pochettino decided he wanted him at the club, but the principality club also have previous interest in Lamela (Corriere dello Sport) and could bring be open to bringing Sissoko - the star of the Euro 2016 final - back to France.

Monaco's Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring their second goalMonaco's Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring

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