Younes Kaboul has been in the transfer news a lot lately. Yesterday's rumors suggested that Watford might be taking a long look at him to help bolster their defense, but a recent report says that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy won't let the Frenchman go for cheap.
The Guardian is reporting that Daniel Levy is asking £5m for the marginalized central defender, which would equal the amount Spurs paid for him when they bought him back from Portsmouth in 2010. £5m may not sound like a lot of money, but it's not necessarily chump change for recently promoted clubs like Bournemouth and Watford who need to improve but don't have the cash reserves to go in big for players.
Kaboul is still Tottenham's club captain but hasn't featured for Spurs in the league since the Stoke City debacle last November, which was also when rumors emerged about a dust-up between himself and Mauricio Pochettino. Whatever happened, Kaboul has been basically out of the team since, and with Kevin Wimmer now signed, he's most certainly surplus to requirements. He's 29 but still would be a good signing for a bottom-half side. Kaboul was also linked earlier this spring to Beskitas, though with Slaven Bilic now managing West Ham, the Turkish interest may have dried up.
Daniel Levy being Daniel Levy, I wouldn't expect him to budge much on Kaboul's value. We all know Levy loves getting the most money out of player transfers that he possibly can. Breaking even on Younes Kaboul would be a pretty good piece of business.