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Tottenham Reject Anzhi Makhachkala Approach For Defender

White Hart Lane centre-back not available for Russian transfer.

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Tottenham have turned down an approach from big-spending Russians Anzhi Makhachkala for defender Younes Kaboul who was a transfer target despite being injured.

Anzhi are looking to bring in a new centre-back having lost Christopher Samba to Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window and had earmarked Kaboul as the ideal candidate for the job.

But, according to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have turned down the approach – which did not reach a formal offer – for the 27-year-old Frenchman with manager Andre Villas-Boas having no intention of letting him go.

Kaboul has been missing for most of the season through a knee injury and has also recently returned to training. He is still some way off a competitive comeback with Villas-Boas not willing to rush his charge back into action.

Kaboul, who is in his second spell at the club having left to join Portsmouth in between, started the season as first choice centre-back but will face a fight for his place back with Michael Dawson having returned to the first-team alongside either Steven Caulker or Jan Vertonghen.

Tottenham have not missed Kaboul too much with the club still very much on target to gain a Champions League spot next season.

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