Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is hoping that he will be able to persuade Real Madrid to part with two of their talented youngsters if they eventually agree a fee to sign Luka Modric.

The Croatia international has refused to travel with the rest of the Tottenham squad on their pre-season tour of North America as he looks to try and force through his transfer away from White Hart Lane.

Now it seems that Villas-Boas will be hoping to land some players from Real Madrid as part of any potential deal, with Joselu and Jese Rodriguez two of the names being mentioned.

Madrid-based newspaper AS is reporting that Villas-Boas has looked at a number of players currently in the Madrid B team, Castila, and is particularly impressed with Joselu, a 22-year-old striker and Jese, a 19-year-old winger.

Jese Rodriguez
Real Madrid midfielder Jese Rodriguez [Reuters]

Both players have represented Spain at youth level but AS is reporting that German side Hoffenheim are interested in signing Joselu who was actually born in Stuttgart and educated there for a number of years.

Tottenham are short of options in attack, with Jermain Defoe the only recognised senior striker at the club, and Joselu does have an impressive record for Real Madrid B with 40 goals since returning from a loan spell at Celta Vigo back in 2009.

Perhaps more unlikely would be a deal for Jese who was the top scorer at the UEFA Under-19 Championships this summer as Spain were crowned champions.

The attacking midfielder was also handed his debut by Jose Mourinho last season as he came on to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in a 5-1 home win over Real Sociedad.

Tottenham have been hoping to find a suitable replacement for Modric after it became clear that he wanted to leave the club. AS believe that they are still trying to land Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho and are in advanced stages with the Portuguese club.

Any deal involving Modric and the Real Madrid duo will have to be discussed with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy who knows he is in a strong bargaining position as Modric still has four years remaining on his contract.