Tottenham are targeting Manchester United duo Luis Nani and Anderson, according to local reports, with Andre Villas-Boas planning to spend a large chunk of the £33 million garnered from the sale of Luka Modric before deadline day comes to a close.

Modric was finally confirmed as a Real Madrid player at the start of the week, with the deal falling short of the £40 million that Chelsea offered on deadline day last summer as they fought hard to acquire the Croatia international's services.

And now, as Tottenham look to replace the star, who was integral in their campaign last season in which they finished fourth in the table, the side are looking to raid United for two of their players as the final 24 hours of the transfer window roll around.

Manchester Evening News claims that with the duo having both played in Portugal, Villas-Boas is well aware of the talent that they can bring to Tottenham. Anderson has yet to be consistent for United, with injuries causing concerns for the Brazilian over his career, while Nani is believed to be on his last straw after some poor performances in both the pre-season and the beginning of the club's campaign.

Anderson is believed to be on Tottenham's transfer wishlist.

The local paper also reports that if United do sell Nani in particular, the Red Devils will consider changing their stance on not signing any more players before the end of deadline day, with a replacement for the winger needed if he is given permission to speak to Tottenham.

For Spurs, there will be a huge challenge in finding a replacement for Modric, who completed more passes than any other player in the Premier League over the course of last season.

And it could come down to bringing in two players rather than one as Villas-Boas looks to build as much depth in the squad as possible, to stop a current trend whereby Spurs tend to lose their way as the season hits the business end.

Moussa Dembele is also believed to be on the brink of a move to White Hart Lane, to create even more depth in the middle of the park.