Younes Kaboul
Tottenham want to use Younes Kaboul in a swap deal to land Stuttgart striker Timo Werner.Getty Images

Tottenham are reportedly planning a swap deal involving defender Younes Kaboul for Stuttgart striker Timo Werner.

According to the Mirror, the Bundesliga side are interested in signing the defender, who has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. Spurs have been monitoring Werner and are keen to make him part of any deal that involves taking Kaboul to Germany.

The former Portsmouth defender has seen his fortunes change drastically as the season has progressed, as he was first-choice defender at the start of the season and was even named captain by Mauricio Pochettino.

But Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio have struck up a solid partnership at the heart of the Spurs back four, which has seen Kaboul being relegated to the bench in recent months.

The report claims that the club are willing to let him go, if any interested club comes in with a suitable offer. Besiktas were linked with a move for the defender, but the Turkish club have revealed that they have pulled out of the deal after a price could not be agreed with Spurs for the transfer of the player.

Stuttgart are keen to give the defender a way out of Tottenham, but will have to entertain the idea of letting their highly-rated young forward go in the opposite direction.

Werner is considered one of the hottest prospects in the Bundesliga and also holds the record for being the youngest player to score a brace in the league. He is contracted to the club until the summer of 2018, and has had an impressive season thus far, scoring three goals and assisting one in nine league starts.

The German club are reluctant to let the 18-year-old forward leave the club, but are hoping they can still do a deal with the north London club for Kaboul, without having to lose one of their key players.