Tottenham Hotspur are having difficulty in shifting some of the deadwood in their squad as they bid to fund a summer of spending, according to the Evening Standard.

Having not signed anyone for two transfer windows, Spurs are expected to put that right over the next couple of months, and are continuously being linked with players from all over the world.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino knows that he has a squad that can achieve good things, and have them competing for trophies, but if the club want to start winning the big prizes they need to strengthen once again.

Another reason for Spurs having to bring in reinforcements this summer is due to the futures of the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen very much up in the air at present, and there are others in the squad who could wish to leave if one of the European powerhouses come in for them.

Tottenham are expected to spend money this summer, but despite reaching the Champions League final last term, they are not likely to overspend so their budget compared to the clubs they are competing with, remains on the smaller side.

Therefore in order to fund some of the signings he wants for his Spurs squad, Pochettino is going to have to raise additional funds through player sales and departures.

He has already allowed fringe players Fernando Llorente and Michel Vorm to leave Tottenham, and two other players he has recognised can free up capital are Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.

However the Spurs boss is having difficulty selling them as his objective is to get as much as possible for them, while clubs seeking their services know the situation and are not willing to pay full whack.

It may well be that Tottenham have to do reduced deals to offload the pair, but that might leave them a little short when it comes to signing the big names they desire this summer.

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