Reports: Levy sets big price tag on out-of-favour Younes Kaboul, suitors 'discouraged'

Younes Kaboul could leave Tottenham this summer - but he won't come cheap.

According to reports from the Daily Mirror and The Guardian, Tottenham are hoping to sell defender Younes Kaboul this summer - though there are conflicting reports over the fee Spurs would want.

Kaboul, 29, was surprisingly named captain by Mauricio Pochettino last summer following the departure of Michael Dawson to Hull City, and he started the season as a key player in Pochettino's back four.

Yet, since the 2-1 home defeat to Stoke City in November, Kaboul has only featured just twice, with Pochettino preferring to use the likes of Federico Fazio, Eric Dier and even Vlad Chiriches alongside Jan Vertonghen.

It has long been assumed that Kaboul would be leaving the club this summer given how out-of-favour he is at White Hart Lane, and now reports suggest that Tottenham are taking steps to let the Frenchman leave North London.

The Mirror initially reported that, despite Kaboul barely playing in 2015, Spurs would ask for £10m from newly-promoted Watford in order to sell Kaboul, before the Guardian suggested that it was just £5m that Spurs wanted - but the common theme was that few teams were willing to pay either amount and had become 'discouraged' in their pursuits of Kaboul.

Kaboul has just one year left on his contract at White Hart Lane and appears to have no future with the club, though Daniel Levy's valuation could end up with Kaboul seeing out his contract until 2016.

That's a situation that nobody wants, and rather than lose him for free, Spurs should simply cash in now - for even less than £5m.

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