The midfield pair switched clubs in January.
The Daily Mail says the champions hold the players in sufficient regard to have inserted a clause into the sale that would allow them a first option should they wish to return for the pair in the future.
Tunnicliffe and Cole have since been farmed out on loan to Wigan and MK Dons respectively.
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