England winger to head Tottenham clear-out this summer

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Townsend has been ruled out of the World Cup
Townsend has been ruled out of the World Cup.

England winger Andros Townsend could front a major clear out at White Hart Lane as chairman Daniel Levy reacts to a disappointing season.

Yesterday's loss at West Ham means Spurs can finish no higher than sixth this year despite their mass spending spree in last summer's transfer window.

Now Levy could be ready to cash in on a number of players according to reports by The Mirror, and Townsend could be one of the big names on his way out.

The 22-year-old starred for England in qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro as the Three Lions booked their place in Brazil but he won't be present after being ruled out by an ankle injury.

A move may come as a surprise to many as Townsend finally looked to have cemented a first team place after enduring nine different loan spells since making his professional debut in March 2009.

Potential suitors could include Southampton, with Spurs rumoured to want to take Adam Lallana in the opposite direction.

Despite his fine form for club and country at the start of the season Townsend is said to be earning just £24,000 a week - making him an affordable option for many Premier League clubs.

Potentially joining Townsend in exiting White Hart Lane are midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson and Nacer Chadli despite the latter only joining the club last summer.

Paulinho's future could also be in doubt after he criticised Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, but with a new boss likely to come in this summer the Brazilian could still have a part to play.

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