As left-back links intensify, are these three stars next to be linked with Tottenham transfers?

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nikosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

With Tottenham Hotspur tipped to strenghten in the role - could the following Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Bristol City players feature on their list of targets?

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nikosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur will sign a left-back this summer, if recent reports are anything to go by.

In April alone, Spurs have been linked with moves for Ryan Bertrand, Arthur Masuaku and Kenedy among others, as uncertainty continues to surround the future of Danny Rose.

There are still a few however whose names have yet to be mentioned. Are these three next?

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)

Mohamed Salah ofLiverpool puts pressure on Ben Chilwell of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on September 23,...

The 21-year-old has made Leicester's left-back slot his own in the latter part of the season, having begun it as Christian Fuchs's understudy. An England Under-21 international, Chilwell likes to get forward and is arguably a more natural defender than Rose - albeit one who is not quite as quick. Leicester will surely be keen to keep him, mind.

Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace applauds fans after the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

The Dutchman is, as today's kids say, 'pure gas' - a characteristic Spurs will likely prioritise when searching for Rose's successor. That said, Van Aanholt is a little older than average Mauricio Pochettino signing (28 in August) - although he's a potential bargain if Palace somehow go down.

Joe Bryan (Bristol City)

Joe Bryan of Bristol City(C) celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate on December 16,...

Tentatively linked with Tottenham in January, Bryan's name could resurface in the coming weeks if Bristol City miss out on promotion. Like Rose, the 24-year-old is very much an attack-minded full-back, who's spent time on the left of midfield this season. Bryan possesses an arrow-like left foot and, somewhat unsually, a lob wedge of a right, which have delivered a number of aesthetically pleasing strikes down the years.

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