Besiktas coach reaffirms his urge to buy Tottenham's Younes Kaboul in the summer

Slaven Bilic is very keen on signing the Frenchman from Spurs.

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.

They were not alone in that race.

Besiktas were linked with a move for Kaboul by the Daily Mail at the start of January and their head coach Slaven Bilic informed the Turkish press last week that they were keen, however Tottenham were simply not willing to part with the player just yet.

Now Bilic has spoken about Kaboul once again, this time asserting that despite signing young Swedish centre-back Alexander Milosevic from AIK in January, he is still keen on Kaboul.

He is quoted by Turkish source Milliyet as stating:

"To sign Younes Kaboul from Tottenham would improve our team. It is OK if you can go directly and play in the starting XI. Milosevic is very young and inexperienced. So we can make such a transfer..."

Milosevic, who broke his foot in a recent game and could miss the rest of the Turkish season, is indeed still a young player so a more experienced defender appears to remain a priority of Slaven Bilic's in the summer.

Given the form of Kaboul this season there is little doubt that Tottenham fans would happily let him take the Frenchman off their hands.

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