Spurs ready to cut up to 10 first-team stars

Tottenham are ready to offload up to 10 first-team players this summer, with the likes of Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Vlad Chiriches on the club’s hit-list, according to reports from Goal.

Spurs have been active in the transfer market over the course of the past few years, with the sale of Gareth Bale in 2013 having kicked off an era of spending.

Since Franco Baldini arrived at White Hart Lane as technical director, the club have spent £140m on new talent, twice breaking their transfer record to land Soldado and Erik Lamela.

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And reports claim that chairman Daniel Levy is keen to axe a number of underperforming fringe players, with the Spaniard, Chiriches, Emmanuel Adebayor, Paulinho, Younes Kaboul and Mousa Dembele facing uncertain futures, while players such as Federico Fazio, Michel Vorm, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue are also in danger.

As it stands, the London club are not likely to qualify for the Champions League, while a switch to nurturing youngsters – Harry Kane being a prime example – is appealing.