Tottenham Hotspur's future looked bright entering the 2011-12 season with a pair of superstar attacking midfielders: Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. But the duo failed to bring a Premier League title to White Hart Lane and both eventually moved on to La Liga giants Real Madrid.

This week, another pair of Tottenham stars have been linked to the Santiago Bernabeu: Harry Kane and Dele Alli. According to Spanish publication Marca, Real Madrid have an interest in signing both players.

Kane and Alli are expected to feature for England in the 2018 World Cup and it seems possible that Real Madrid would want to make a big transfer splash ahead of the most visible sports tournament in the world. However, Kane and Alli both signed contract extensions with Spurs in 2016 that will keep them at White Hart Lane until 2022, making Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in a tough position to revamp his attack with the duo.

Both Kane and Alli fit Real Madrid's requirements. They are both young and seasoned. Kane, 24, has 123 appearances for Tottenham and 23 for England. His 86 goals are among the most for active players in the Premier League. Alli is just 21 years old and already has 80 appearances for Spurs and 22 for England.

This is not the first time the two players have been linked to Los Blancos. In October, the Daily Mirror linked Kane to Real Madrid in a £150 million deal, while Daily Star had linked Alli to Madrid in September. 

While Perez looks to Tottenham to bolster his attack, Real Madrid may also have an eye on Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier. The 26-year-old joined PSG in July 2016 and has impressed in 38 appearances and 18 appearances with Belgium. 

Real Madrid are currently in third place after 11 games and trail leader Barcelona by eight points.