With Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all off the pace, Martin Jol believes this season was Spurs' best hope of winning a title.
The two midfielders were key to Arsenal and West Ham this past season.
Mauricio Pochettino's men proved to be the last side to stand between Leicester and the Premier League title.
The midfielder struggled in the second-half of the season with Leeds.
The former Cherries midfielder believes that if Chelsea, Spurs or Manchester United came calling for the young manager, Howe would find it hard to say no.
The Northern Irishman was appointed as the Bhoys' new boss on Friday.
Paul Merson has questioned England boss Roy Hodgson's decision to take only three centre-backs.
Glasgow Rangers face Hibernian at Hampden Park hoping to secure the third trophy of an incredible season at Ibrox.
Lille want the same price Aston Villa paid Nice for the left-back last summer.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has hailed new manager Brendan Rodgers