Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready for to initiate a complete overhaul of his team in order to fund his transfer war chest, according to the Metro.
The Portuguese manager is keen to build his dynasty at the White Hart Lane club in order to ensure Champions League football is achieved next time around, after missing out last season.
Spurs already released a host of players due to their contracts expiring such as David Bentley, John Bostock and William Gallas. However, it is now coming to light that ten other players are due to be sold this summer in order to develop the "Lilywhites" still further.
Apparently, strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe and midfielders Tom Huddlestone, Scott Parker, Iago Falque and Andros Townsend are all due to be sold to the highest bidder. Villas-Boas also intends getting rid of Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Brad Friedel, Heurelho Gomes and Bongani Khumalo.
The club remain hopeful that Gareth Bale will stay after offering him a bumper contract and Villas-Boas intends to build his squad around the Welsh star.
This appears to be a situation of out with the old and in with the new as the majority of these players are far past their primes and, with Spurs hoping to finish in the top four, they need to add more quality to their ranks.
The top clubs around them are all adding to their squads, making it even more pivotal that Villas-Boas acts fast. He will want all transfer dealings completed quickly, allowing his new squad to gel as rapidly as possible.
Although Defoe has had a decent season, scoring 15 goals in total, he has been highly inconsistent - something which is not beneficial to a club whose primary goal requires a high level of consistent performances from each player.
Assou-Ekotto has performed well but challenges from Kyle Naughton appeared to have affected him. Parker is now considered surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane after a season filled with shoddy passing and a lack of interceptions.
It is thought that the sale of these players will allow Spurs to offer higher wages to potential players: an important bargaining chip when considering that they cannot offer Champions League football in 2013/14.
The players who are most likely to be targeted as future White Hart Lane stars are Leandro Damiao, David Villa, Fredy Guarin, Fabio Coentrao and Christian Eriksen.
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