A host of Tottenham players absent from pre-season trip, including Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho

A busy transfer period was predicted at Spurs this summer and early indicators suggest that will indeed be the case.

The £4 million signing of Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer is completed, according to Sky Sports, and should be announced imminently, while a number of other targets have had strong links to the North London outfit.

Space is needed in the Spurs squad to accommodate any potential arrivals and this summer will see the sale of those deemed surplus to requirements.

The Spurs squad for the upcoming AIA Cup in Malaysia, where they face Sydney FC and Malaysia XI, has been released on the club website and it makes for interesting reading.

The key absentees are Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho who have been ‘given permission to remain at the Training Centre’.

Emmanuel Adebayor and Etienne Capoue are also left out after ‘being granted leave to return home for family reasons’.

Whatever the reasoning given, it seems that none of these players will feature next season if Pochettino has his way. Finding willing takers to match Daniel Levy's notoriously high valuations could be a stumbling block, however.

Promising youngsters Harry Winks and Josh Onomah, both substitutes in Sunday’s win over Everton, make the squad, as does the highly-rated Kyle Walker-Peters.

Tom Carroll and Grant Ward are also included following their loan spells at Swansea and Coventry, respectively.

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