Tottenham’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas has already inferred that the club are unlikely to start next season with five senior centre halves but who from the current quintet will make way? Until now, the assumption was that William Gallas would leave in the summer but there is a growing rumour of a deal involving fellow Frenchman Younes Kaboul.
Anzhi Makhachkala are the interested party and the club have yet to adequately replace Christopher Samba who left for QPR in the January transfer window. Samba was an effective defender in the Russian Premier League and also scored some useful goals in his brief stay with Anzhi.
Meanwhile, Younes has been beset by injury problems this season and has not had a chance to prove anything to the new head coach.
Gallas may still leave but will Kaboul go with him? Russian money is hard to refuse for both club and player and a proposed £10m bid may be enough to convince Tottenham that the Frenchman is surplus to requirements.