By Russell Edge

12th May, 2018 | 6:09pm

Tottenham must pounce on exit-bound £20m-rated PL powerhouse after report of major breakdown


While Tottenham fans might be getting excited over the prospect of some new recruits this summer, they will have to start getting ready to say goodbye to some of their current stars.

With just one game left this season, the home clash against Leicester City, the Spurs faithful may well have already seen the last of some of the players on their books, with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Michel Vorm and Fernando Llorente all looking likely to depart north London this summer.

While some, such as Llorente, will not be missed by many, there is still the issue of replacing them, and when it comes to a top talent like Alderweireld, there is a huge need to find the right man to step into the departing star’s shoes.

However, while sourcing a replacement might be a long and arduous task, Spurs may have just been handed the perfect chance to sort their problems out over the Belgian’s proposed exit with ease.

Burnley defender Ben Mee, 28, is said by the Times to have seen crucial contract negotiations collapse with the Clarets, and his own exit is said to be likely this summer as they look to cash in on him before his contract expires in 2019.

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The defensive powerhouse is reported by the Sun to be rated at a fee of £20million but there is every chance Spurs could get the Turf Moor outfit to lower their asking price, especially if the summer is dragging on.

While he might not have the same pedigree of Alderweireld, Mee has the experience of his 96 Premier League appearances under his belt and would be more than just adequate backup to the first team.

Mee would be a very smart, if not sensational, signing for Spurs.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club must launch a shock swap swoop for a Manchester City maestro this summer.

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