Sergio Sanchez lined up as repalcement for Younes Kaboul

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Tottenham have targeted Malaga's Spanish centre back Sergio Sanchez to replace unwanted captain Younes Kaboul.

The Daily Express claims reports from Spain which say that the 28-year-old, former Spain U21 international whose contract with Malaga expires at the end of the season has been targeted by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, with Kaboul set to join Turkish giants Beskitas in the summer.

A reported £3millon fee will be enough for Beskitas to sign Kaboul, who has gone from club captain to disruption in less than six months.

Fourth choice

The one time French international has slipped behind Jan Vertonghen, Federico Fazio and Eric Dier in the White Hart Lane pecking order. His performances have been extremely disappointing, and Tottenham fans' opinion of the ex-Portsmouth and Auxerre defender has fallen to rock bottom.

In the recent FA Cup replay win over Burnley, Kaboul and Vertonghen had a verbal argument over Burnley's opener and the crowd responded by shouting the Belgium's name.

Alongside fellow French speakers Etienne Capoue and Emmanuel Adebayor, Kaboul is a persona non grata in North London and despite the club's efforts in the winter window, the trio still remain at the club.

New additions

Pochettino had targeted the defence as his first port of call when it came to making changes, with Michel Vorm, Dier, Fazio, DeAndre Yedlin and Ben Davies signing on in his first season at his new club.

Despite those additions, his work is not yet done, with constant likes to former charge Hector Moreno, at Espanyol, and a reported winter move for Austrian U21 defender Kevin Wimmer.

Vlad Chiriches has also been linked with a mvoe away from White Hart Lane as Pochettino slowly morphs the Spurs squad into his preferred lineup.

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