Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas will allow a number of first team players to leave the club in the summer so that he can make room for some significant new signings.

The Daily Mirror reports that Spurs are ready to listen to offers for Emmanuel Adebayor, despite a recent upturn in form, because he has failed to show the same quality he demonstrated during his previous loan spell at the club.

Adebayor has scored just five Premier League goals this season and reports suggest he could well be sold in order to make room for another striker. Aston Villa's Christian Benteke and Barcelona forward David Villa have both been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, while Leandro Damiao was the subject of an offer in January.

William Gallas
William Gallas is one of a number of first team players who could leave Tottenham this summer. [Reuters]

William Gallas is another player expected to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires after falling down the pecking order under Villas-Boas, who has plenty of options in Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson, Steven Caulker and Younes Kaboul.

The Mirror reports that there are also question marks over the future of midfield duo Tom Huddlestone and Glyfi Sigurdsson after a season in which they have struggled to regularly hold down a place in the starting XI.

While Huddlestone has made it clear that he would consider playing elsewhere if he did not believe that he would be a regular starter, there has been little to suggest that Sigurdsson is unhappy with his role.

However, the Iceland international will be aware that there is plenty of competition for a place either on the wing or as the one attacking midfielder with the likes of Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey, Mousa Dembele and Lewis Holtby all desperate for a place in the side.

While the Mirror reports that these four players could all depart White Hart Lane in the summer it is expected that there will be a number of new arrivals with Southampton left-back Luke Shaw also a target.

Nevertheless it seems the priority for Villas-Boas is to make sure that Bale commits to the club. He may already be contracted until the summer of 2016 but Spurs expect that there will be interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs in the summer.

Villas-Boas admitted he was unsure whether Bale would signed improved terms but was confident he would remain at the club.

"I'm not sure (about whether Bale is close to signing a new deal), our interest is for the player to continue here and I've made that very clear," Villas-Boas said during a press conference earlier today.

"Whatever is happening, the idea is for the player to be here next season. I have said this numerous times. We are pretty confident we will be able to keep him."