Report: Tottenham could offer one of these outcasts for James McCarthy

Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Everton midfielder James McCarthy.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are willing to offer up Aaron Lennon or Younes Kaboul in part-exchange for Everton star James McCarthy.

Having already signed two defenders in Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier this summer, manager Mauricio Pochettino now need to turn his attention to other positions.

Finding a partner for Nabil Bentaleb in central midfield could be a priority for Pochettino, and the Daily Mail report that Everton's James McCarthy is a top target.

McCarthy, 24, has been a star for the Toffees ever since joining from Wigan Athletic back in 2013, but his fine displays could now lure him away from Goodison Park.

The Daily Mail report that Tottenham are keen to take the Irish international to White Hart Lane, and are ready to offer up either centre back Kaboul or recent Everton loanee Lennon in part-exchange, with neither having a future in North London under Pochettino.

Central midfield - important to strengthen?

Pochettino helped develop Bentaleb and Ryan Mason last season, but the Spurs boss certainly still needs additions in that area of the pitch.

Paulinho joined Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande this week, whilst the futures of Mousa Dembele, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue remain up in the air after disappointing campaigns.

McCarthy would certainly present Tottenham with an upgrade in midfield, with the former Hamilton star emerging as one of the finest all-round midfielders in the Premier League - and if Spurs can land him by offloading some fringe players in the process, Pochettino would certainly be delighted.

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