Tim Sherwood
Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood Open for January Sale

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has revealed that he would be open to allowing a few of the first team players leave White Hart Lane after admitting that he would be happy to sell them in January.

The north London club have already sanctioned the sale of their striker Jermain Defoe to Toronto FC as the England international will join the Major League Soccer side at the end of February.

Spurs' summer signing Nacer Chadli is open to a loan move in January after his agent confirmed the midfielder is looking to improve his playing time to secure a place in the Belgium squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Lewis Holtby could also join Chadli in the players leaving White Hart Lane in January as the Daily Mail report claims that Sherwood is looking to offload the German midfielder in the ongoing transfer window.

Spurs manager is open to the sale of the first team players after he claimed that he would be happy in allowing them to leave White Hart Lane in January.

"Yes, absolutely. As long as they're the players I don't want to take us forward, then I'm happy [to sell them]. But it's sometimes a case of supply and demand," Sherwood explained.

"We've got fantastic players here at the club and if we were to lose no one I wouldn't be shedding any tears, but you can only go with a certain amount of players and the pressure's on because it's a World Cup year for a lot of these players. It's important that they're playing."

"We can't guarantee that they're going to get maximum game time, but we certainly won't be leaving ourselves short," he added.

Meanwhile, the Mirror claims another summer signing Etienne Capoue could also make a move away from the north London side in January. Sherwood was wary about giving an update on the France international's future at the club and has not ruled out the sale of the player.

"I think Franco [Baldini] might be working in the background regarding a lot of transfers. I've heard nothing concrete. He [Capoue] is a new player so he's obviously one that I've read a lot of speculation about," Spurs manager said.

"We have never had an issue between us. The fact is I'm still getting to know some of these new players and I know the other ones better."