Report: Tottenham price tag for Kaboul far too expensive, say Turkish club

Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi says Tottenham are asking for too much money for defender Younes Kaboul.

Recent reports have linked Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul with a move to Turkish side Besiktas during this month's transfer window, but their vice-president Ahmed Nur Çebi told newspaper Milliyet that Spurs are simply asking for too much money in order to sign the Frenchman.

"Kaboul was one of the names of our agenda, but we are not very willing to do a deal. I do not think it would be economically possible to bring Younes Kaboul in. They [Tottenham] ask for far too much," he said.

Kaboul was the surprise choice by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to be the new club captain when Michael Dawson was sold to Hull City, with the Argentine choosing the ex-Portsmouth centre back to wear the armband over Jan Vertonghen.

After a fairly strong start to the season, especially against Arsenal, Kaboul reverted to type, and struggled as Spurs went through their first rough patch under Pochettino's stewardship.

With Pochettino now settling on a partnership of Federico Fazio and Vertonghen in the heart of his defence, Kaboul is out of favour at White Hart Lane.

A January move seemed inevitable when Besiktas registered their interest last week, but with Tottenham asking for too much money, it makes you wonder just what price tag Spurs are placing on the 29-year-old's head.

Other clubs may be interested, but Besiktas were his prime suitors - and look to have been put off by the price tag.

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