Mauricio Pochettino ready to offload a number of his squad to help fund significant moves in the summer transfer market.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to conduct a White Hart Lane firesale after being informed by chairman Daniel Levy that he must sell players to fund significant moves in the summer transfer window.
CaughtOffside understands that the former Southampton manager was made aware of Levy’s demands prior to his taking the job at the north London club and is fully prepared to sell a number of the first team squad he inherited from former boss Tim Sherwood.
Pochettino has seen his former Saints side ravaged since his departure, with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw all leaving the south-coast side, and the Argentine has his sights set on defender Dejan Lovren and defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as well as a number of other additions he hopes to make just as soon as he clears way for their arrival.
Having seen Jake Livermore complete a permanent move to Hull City Pochettino is ready to sanction the sale of centre-back Michael Dawson, who is likely to make the move to join the KC Stadium side.
Pochettino is actively pursuing Swansea City’s Ben Davies as he doesn’t see Danny Rose as his first choice left-back and will listen to offers for the 24 year old.
Fellow defenders Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul and Kyle Naughton are also not part of Pochettino’s plans though the new boss is keen to keep hold of Belgian Jan Vertonghen and Vlad Chiriches, who arrived from Steaua Bucharest last summer.
Tottenham will look to see off interest in Brazilian Paulinho though fellow midfielders Sandro, Etienne Capoue, Lewis Holtby and Gylfi Sigurdsson are deemed as surplus to requirements.
Pochettino is ready to give Moussa Dembele the opportunity to prove himself before considering offers for the battling midfield powerhouse.
Winger Aaron Lennon has flattered to deceive for a few seasons and is a player Pochettino is keen to replace whilst the club are ready to sell Andros Townsend, who is said to be of interest to QPR, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
Another player who was brought in just a year ago, Nacer Chadli, is also not a player who will figure in Pochettino’s plans and another who will be offloaded to help beef up the club’s transfer fund pot.
Tottenham spent £26m on Spanish international Roberto Soldado but the experienced striker managed just six Premier League goals in his debut season, four of which were from the spot, and whilst Pochettino is ready to give Erik Lamela a chance to prove his worth the former Valencia man will be made available for offers of around half that which they paid as they look to encourage a quick-sale.
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