Napoli are set to make a move for Spurs centre back Younes Kaboul in January, according to Italian publication Forza. 

The French defender has been riddled with injury problems since returning to Tottenham in 2010 after a short spell at Portsmouth and is out of contract in the summer.

Italian side Napoli are keen on Kaboul, who is also reportedly a target for AC Milan, as Rafael Benitez is looking for someone to partner Spanish defender Raul Albiol at the heart of the defence in Naples.

The 27-year-old has only featured once in the league for Tottenham this season as he has been recovering from injury, whilst he also now finds himself competing for places with Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghten and Vlad Chiriches.

Kaboul will be hoping for a run of first team football in order to try and force himself into France's World Cup squad, with his countrymen last night securing their place at next summers tournament in Brazil thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win over Ukraine.

But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy rarely lets players go on the cheap and manager Andre Villas-Boas will be wary about letting Kaboul leave the club without an adequate replacement lined up.

Kaboul has made 87 appearances for Spurs in two spells at the club and has seen injury restrict his opportunities at international level, accumulating just five caps for France. 

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