Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will hand captaincy roles to both Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane in a bid to keep the pair at White Hart Lane this summer.

Lloris, 28, remains heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with L'Equipe suggesting on Tuesday 23 June that the Old Trafford club will launch a bid for the France international "very soon", with goalkeeper David de Gea edging closer to a move to Real Madrid.

Kane, meanwhile, has also garnered interest from Manchester, with the Manchester Evening News claiming United chief executive Ed Woodward is willing to spend up to £50m ($78m) to bring the England international to the club.

In efforts to emphasise their resolve to hold on to the pair, Tottenham will name Lloris the club's new first-team captain, with Kane handed the vice-captain's role, according to the Daily Mail.

Following his appointment at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014, Pochettino named veteran defender Younes Kaboul his captain. But the Frenchman lost his place in the first team by the halfway stage of the 2014-15 season, with Lloris stepping in during his exile.

And the former Lyon stopper, now one of the longest serving members of the current Tottenham squad, will receive the arm band on a full-time basis.

While there is real doubt over Lloris's future at Spurs, Kane appears set to remain part of the squad heading into the 2015-16 season. While the 21-year-old admits it is flattering to be linked with other clubs, he remains committed to the project at White Hart Lane.

"Of course I have been watching Sky Sports and have seen the interest," he told Sky Sports. "But I am happy at Spurs and I look forward to the future with Spurs. I have seen there is interest but that's all I know. It is flattering for other clubs to maybe be interested.

"Tottenham are a big club and that's how people have got to see it. I'm at a big club now and enjoying my football looking forward to next season at White Hart Lane."