Mauricio Pochettino yesterday reiterated that Tottenham duo Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are not in his plans, while he appears set to hand a White Hart Lane lifeline to Spanish flop Roberto Soldado.
Speaking after his side's 2-0 victory over AC Milan, which saw the Lilywhites secure third place in the Audi Cup in Munich, the Argentine head coach said, as quoted by the Daily Mail: 'I think they (Adebayor and Lennon) are OK but they are not in my plans.
"They know the situation - we have spoken with them and it's no problem.
"Soldado is in my plans but he did not come here because there was a problem with his back - but he is in our plans."
Emmanuel Adebayor had been poised to join Aston Villa - as revealed by HITC Sport - and Roberto Soldado has also been continuously linked with a move away this summer, with Villarreal according to the Mirror leading the race for his signature.
The latter, who managed just one goal in 24 appearances last season, didn't travel with Spurs to the Audi Cup in Munich this week, but Pochettino's recent comments suggest he will spend the upcoming season at White Hart Lane.
Meanwhile, Aaron Lennon spent the second half of the 2014/15 campaign on loan with Everton, where he weighed in with a handful of excellent displays - creating 14 chances and scoring two goals in 14 appearances.
Nonetheless, his displays at Goodison Park have not served to improve his reputation at Spurs and it is likely that he will soon be heading out of the exit door.