Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to sell Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele quickly this summer to ensure there is time to buy replacements, according to the London Evening Standard.
Spurs signed off with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Leicester City in the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday, securing a top three finish for the third successive year and ensuring Champions League football will be played at the new stadium next term.
After the game, Pochettino revealed he will hold talks with Levy about taking more risks and beginning a “new project” next season – some have read this as an ultimatum, suggesting the Argentinian will leave the club if he isn’t given increased transfer funds.
The London Evening Standard reports those talks will see Pochettino attempt to persuade Levy to sell Alderweireld, Rose and Dembele as soon as possible.
Alderweireld and Rose have been linked with moves away all season, while reports claiming Dembele is considering leaving Tottenham this summer have emerged in recent weeks.
If true, Pochettino obviously wants to begin building his squad for next season as soon as possible to avoid another slow start to a campaign – that certainly makes sense.