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Nine players could leave Tottenham this summer as Ange Postecoglou eyes mass clear-out…

Ange Postecoglou is planning to make notable changes to his Tottenham squad in the summer transfer window and his budget will be supplemented by a series of first-team player sales

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Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou is gearing up for a ruthless summer clear-out in north London.

The hard-nosed Aussie wants to change the culture of the club and has the full backing of the Spurs hierarchy despite an underwhelming finish to the season, having failed to secure Champions League qualification.

And several Spurs stars will now be pushed towards the exit door with Emerson Royal, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil among those expected to lead the exodus.

AC Milan are already showing strong interest in Brazilian full-back Emerson while Feyenoord are long-standing admirers of Spanish winger Gil, who was also the subject of an enquiry from Brighton in January. Gil had been determined to make the grade at Tottenham but has struggled for minutes in England following loan spells with Valencia and Sevilla.

If they land, bids are also expected to be considered for the likes of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp with Tottenham poised to prioritise the signings of a new striker and defensive midfielder.

Richarlison is attracting interest from Saudi Pro League champions Al Hilal while Bissouma still has a market in the Premier League after he was the subject of a shock enquiry from Chelsea last summer.

Millwall are also in the process of finalising the signing of defender Japhet Tanganga following a productive loan spell in south London. Tanganga’s Spurs deal is up at the end of the season but they do have the option to trigger a 12-month extension.

Postecoglou will also strive to improve the depth of his squad, which has suffered in the face of injuries this season, including his options at full-back. Spurs had also been working on a deal to sign Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer but Newcastle are now considered the clear frontrunners for his signature.

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher remains a player of long-standing interest and clarity on his Stamford Bridge future is expected in the coming weeks. If the Blues decide they’re willing to entertain a sale, Tottenham will re-enter the running.

Postecoglou and Daniel Levy are also poised to decide whether they activate Timo Werner’s buy-clause which is worth in the region of £14.6million.

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