Tottenham £14m World Cup reject heading for exit as Cambiasso looms

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Sandro could depart White Hart Lane this summer as the Brazilian looks to resurrect his career having failed to make the Selecao squad for the World Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino could be set to cash-in on midfielder Sandro, amid reports from the Gazetta dello Sport linking Spurs to a move for a potential replacement in the form of Esteban Cambiasso.

The former Inter Milan favourite, who spent ten seasons at the San Siro, is available on a free having departed the Nerazzurri at the end of last season following a highly successful spell in Italy with the club.

Cambiasso helped Inter capture five Serie A titles, a further four Coppa Italias and the 2010 Champions League under Jose Mourinho and his experience could prove valuable to Pochettino as the new Lilywhites manager looks to secure a top four finish next term.

But while the 34-year-old veteran would be a welcome addition to a squad lacking in top-level experience, it could also signal the end of Sandro’s time in north London.

Signed for £14 million back in 2010, the defensive midfielder has been the subject of interest from another Italian side in Napoli this summer.

Rafa Benitez is thought to be a keen admirer of the 25-year-old and with Sandro having fallen behind Paulinho in the pecking order for club and country, the former Internacional star could decide the time is right to move on.

Provided the Serie A side can match Tottenham’s valuation of the star then a deal could yet be thrashed out, with any accrued funds going towards the continued rebuilding of the Spurs squad under Pochettino.

A new striker appears a top priority for the Lilywhites, with Loic Remy among the forwards linked with a move to the Londoners.

Wilfried Bony is also reportedly closing on a Spurs switch, with Pochettino eager to alleviate some of the pressure on Emmanuel Adebayor.

One man who could still be on his way out of White Hart Lane is Roberto Soldado though, with the Spaniard linked with moves to Sevilla and even Inter Milan in recent weeks.

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