White Hart Lane boss keen to trim expansive squad, offers start to roll in.
Skysports.com understands Aston Villa are in advanced talks with Tottenham regarding Alan Hutton.
Villa boss Alex McLeish has identified the Spurs full-back as a top target this summer, as he attempts to put his own stamp on a squad inherited from Gerard Houllier.
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Fulham boss Martin Jol lines up Robbie Keane as replacement for QPR & West Ham target Andy Johnson
Tottenham value Irishman at just £4 million but the striker’s high £65,000-a-week wage packet is the main stumbling block for the west Londoners at present.
Tottenham are set to sell Younes Kaboul.
The People says Kaboul is set to follow fellow centre-half Jonathan Woodgate out of White Hart Lane.
The 25-year-old Frenchman is in talks with Paris-Saint Germain about a £7m move.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is preparing an £8 million bid for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe
Harry Redknapp is keen to reinvest in his White Hart Lane squad but knows that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not allow significant additions to the club’s squad until their expansive squad is trimmed and it seems that offers are now coming in for players who could definitely be sold without causing too much of a headache.
With the ongoing Luka Modric to Chelsea speculation threatening to lead the Croatian to down tools in protest at the North London club going back on their word, Redknapp would like to spend money on big name players to help appease his current star performers.
Having already offloaded Jamie O’Hara to Wolves Redknapp would love to sell these four the moment that decent offers are made. French giants PSG have just received huge backing from the Qatar Foundation and have appointed Leonardo as their new boss and Younes Kaboul would probably jump at the chance of a move back to his native France and £7m would seem a fairly decent price for a back up defender.
Fulham boss Martin Jol knows Robbie Keane well and the Irish international knows he will have to leave White Hart Lane to guarantee regular first team football and staying in London would probably appeal to the 30 year old.
Sunderland have brought in a number of new players and Jermain Defoe may well feel a move to the North-East would work as a catalyst to revive his ailing career however Steve Bruce already has Asamoah Gyan, Frazier Campbell and new signing Connor Wickham as striking options so where would that leave the Tottenham man?
Alan Hutton is a player that Alex McLeish knows from his Rangers and Scotland national team days, the right back has had his fair share of problems at Tottenham and would be keen on a move to the Midlands.
Redknapp is also reportedly looking for buyers for David Bentley, Niko Kranjcar, Wilson Palacios and Giovani dos Santos.