Report: Tottenham place Kaboul up for sale ahead of January transfer window

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly hoping to sell Younes Kaboul in January.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Younes Kaboul in the January transfer window, as Mauricio Pochettino plans a clear-out of his squad in the new year. 

The Argentine manager is hoping to offload a number of his fringe players and Kaboul has been added to the club's for sale list, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

The Frenchman originally was expected to be one of the side's key players this campaign after Pochettino named him as captain, but his poor form has seen him fall out of contention.

Kaboul has looked off the pace for Spurs so far this season and his chances of making his way back into the team look limited. 

With Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen establishing themselves as the club's preferred centre-back pairing and Hector Moreno also a reported January target, Kaboul could find himself fourth choice and he is said to be unhappy with the situation. 

Few Spurs fans would be too disappointed to see Kaboul leave, though. Although the powerful defender can be an asset, his error-ridden style means that he cannot be considered a reliable part of the Tottenham team and Pochettino appears to have made plans which don't include him.

Spurs have improved in Kaboul's absence of late and they are starting to show signs that they will be able to mount a challenge for the Champions League. As a result the 28-year-old has apparently been deemed surplus to requirements. 

If he does leave the club, he could join the likes of Vlad Chiriches, Paulinho and Aaron Lennon who are all expected to depart White Hart Lane in January.  

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