Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a swap deal in signing Liverpool target Adam Lallana, which will see Andros Townsend join Southampton in the summer.

The Mirror reports the north London side are preparing for a clear-out and the England international is heading the list of the possible players to leave the White Hart Lane come the end of this season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester United are linked with a move in signing Lallana. Earlier, reports claimed the Reds have taken a lead ahead of the Red Devils in signing the Southampton star.

Despite the Merseyside club's interest in acquiring the services of Lallana, Spurs are looking for a player-plus-cash deal in bringing the Saints forward to north London in the coming transfer window.

The 22-year-old winger had a brilliant start to the season and was a regular inclusion under Spurs' former manager Andre Villas-Boas in the early months of this campaign.

However, poor form coupled with injuries has seen his first team appearances being limited.

Townsend's impressive form for both club and country had earned him an increase in pay at White Hart Lane. The Mirror claims the winger is currently earning £24,000-a-week and a move to St Mary's Stadium would see him earn significantly more.

Southampton are also keen on landing the Spurs winger and a swap deal with Lallana will see the latter joining the north London side in the summer.

Should the report be true, it will be a blow for Liverpool and United, who have long been monitoring the Saints forward.

The same report suggests Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is looking to allow a few of his first team players leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and summer signing Nacer Chadli are likely to join Townsend in the major clear-out.

Meanwhile, Paulinho also could join the trio in heading the list of players set for summer exit. Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on bringing the Brazilian international to Stamford Bridge and the midfielder has reportedly agreed terms in joining Chelsea before the World Cup.