On Transfer Deadline day Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul was being heavily linked with a move away from the club. It was reported by The Independent that West Ham wanted him and The Mirror claimed that AS Roma were in for the out of favour Frenchman.
Now, one interested party’s manager has confirmed his club were keen on signing the player in the winter. Besiktas boss Slaven Bilic has told the media in Turkey that they spoke to Tottenham about Kaboul, but were informed no deal would be going ahead.
Turkish source Futborsa Haber quite the former West Ham and Everton player as saying:
“We asked Tottenham ‘do you think to sell Younes Kaboul?’ [Tottenham’s response] we definitely do not intend to sell any of our players during this transfer period. Could possibly be at the end of season."
Besiktas were linked with a move for Kaboul by the Daily Mail at the start of the month and it would now appear that the Turkish side were indeed keen, however Tottenham were simply not willing to depart with the player.
Kaboul started the season as Spurs’ captain but a recent run of poor form has put him firmly behind Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen in the centre-back pecking order.
He has not played a Premier League game since the 9th November, in which he struggled against Stoke in a 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane.