Tottenham turn down Anzhi offer for Kaboul

Tottenham Hotspur have rejected an offer from wealthy Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala for defender Younes Kaboul, the Daily Mail has reported.

Kaboul has been suffering with a serious knee injury for the overwhelming majority of the current Premier League season, making only one appearance – in the campaign’s opening game at Newcastle – and is still said to be weeks away from a return to action.

Anzhi though are understood to be seeking a replacement for Christopher Samba, who joined Queens Park Rangers in January, and were prepared to take Kaboul from White Hart Lane as he nears full fitness.

Kaboul first moved to Tottenham from Auxerre in 2007 but spent only one season at the club before Harry Redknapp took him to Portsmouth in August 2008. The French defender spent a year-and-a-half at Fratton Park before returning to Spurs in January 2010, with Redknapp by that point in charge at Tottenham.

In his first spell at Tottenham Kaboul made 29 appearances for the club, before going on to play 50 games for Pompey. His return to Spurs has seen Kaboul feature 76 times for the north London club.

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