Dele Alli and Harry Kane
Dele Alli (left) and Harry Kane playing for Tottenham Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur are determined to keep hold of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, despite strong interest in both players from Manchester United. The Old Trafford club have reportedly sent scouts to watch both players in recent weeks, but the north London club are adamant they have no intention of selling their prized assets.

Tottenham currently sit one place above United in the Premier League table and the sought-after duo are key to their hopes of securnig Champions League football. United would be able to offer eye-watering transfer fees for both players, but Tottenham insist they have no desire to strike a deal, according to the Daily Star.

Spurs are confident they are building a team under their Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino that will be more successful than United in the coming years. However, that ambition is not thought to have discouraged United from pursuing the players, both of whom are likely to be selected in England's Euro 2016 squad.

United boss Louis van Gaal is also rumoured to be interested in signing one or more of Tottenham's full-backs to help combat the club's ongoing injury crisis. But, again, Pochettino is eager to retain his best players and is not willing to strike a deal in the January transfer window.