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Spurs defender could be on his way to Lazio

Lazio are chasing Younes Kaboul.

Clive Rose

Younes Kaboul's time at Tottenham Hotspur could be done with. Lazio are chasing the defender, according to multiple reports in Italy. With Spurs looking to sell a central defender and Lazio apparently willing to meet Tottenham's £6 million valuation of the defender, Kaboul could be the man heading out.

If the reports from Corriere dello Sport are true, the question now is whether Lazio are going to pull the trigger on a deal now or if they will wait until later in the month when they could possibly snag him for cheaper. Lazio want a defender, and have even inquired about taking Rafa Marquez on loan from Leon so they're not aiming particularly high, but Kaboul remains the easiest target they can snag. The price is relatively low and Spurs are presumably willing to sell if their valuation is met.

Italian reports, especially from Corriere dello Sport, are shaky. They are hardly ones to take to the bank, but this one makes complete sense. Spurs are looking to sell a defender and while Michael Dawson figured to be the man heading out, it's tough to imagine Tottenham saying no to a team that is willing to meet their valuation of Kaboul. If Lazio can find someone else at a reasonable price, then Kaboul may stay put, but they haven't been linked to anyone better, realistic and at a fairer price.