Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino Getty

Tottenham are set to splurge £45m to land the signings of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

According to the Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino is keen to land both the players to add to the summer arrivals of Michel Vorm, Ben Davies and Eric Dier.

Schneiderlin played under Pochettino last season and is keen to be re-united with him at White Hart Lane. The north London club's initial approach was rebuffed by the Saints and it is claimed that Spurs will return with an improved offer said to be in the region of £20m. Even the second bid may not be enough as reports state that Southampton values their star midfielder at £27m.

However, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to keep the midfielder at St Mary's and has got the support of chairman Ralph Krueger, who categorically denied the transfer speculation and made it clear that the French international is 'not for sale'.

Schneiderlin, who joined from Strasbourg in 2008 has been an integral part of the team, since their days in League One. The Frenchman was incensed after the comments made by the chairman, and has reportedly handed in a transfer request, and even posted a tweet airing his disappointment at the club's stance.

Tottenham are not the only club interested as arch rivals Arsenal have also been heavily linked to the French midfielder, with Arsene Wenger known to be a keen admirer of his compatriot.

Meanwhile, Bony on the other hand is available for a transfer, and Liverpool were leading the chase for the striker before being put off by the hefty price tag demanded by the south Wales club.

Even Swans manager Garry Monk confirmed that Bony is available to interested suitors, but it will take an 'astronomical offer' for the Swans to even consider letting him go.

Pochettino seems keen to get the Ivorian striker to north London, as he is still uncertain about the options available at White Hart Lane. With Emmanuel Adebayor still recovering from malaria, Roberto Soldado is the only recognised striker in Spurs' ranks.

Any offer over the £20m mark should be enough to tempt Swansea into letting their star forward go, as they already have a replacement in the form of French striker Bafetimbi Gomis.