Anzhi Makhachkala to tempt Younes Kaboul to leave Tottenham
Defender will be offered £4m-a-year after tax according to reports
Tottenham face a battle to retain the services of Younes Kaboul, with Anzhi Makhachkala prepared to offer the defender £4m-a-year after tax to move to Russia, according to reports in France.
The big spending Russians recently lost centre-back Chris Samba to QPR after the west London side triggered his release clause, and are on the look-out for an adequate replacement.
Kaboul has played only once this season due to a long-term knee problem but is still regarded as one of the club’s strongest defenders and hopes to be back in action next month, report The Evening Standard.
It is understood Tottenham are not interested in selling the France international, however Anzhi want first refusal should they change their mind.
Kaboul earns about £35,000-a-week before tax and Spurs are expected to open talks about a new contract as soon as the 27-year-old proves his fitness. His current deal expires in the summer of 2015.
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