Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino has been given the green light to start spring cleaning as Tottenham begin preparations for next season Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Tottenham are reportedly set for a major overhaul during the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino planning to offload at least 10 players.

According to Goal, the manager has got the blessings of Chairman Daniel Levy to begin the clearout to make way for new signings identified by the Argentine.

Spurs have reportedly spent over £140m since Franco Baldini's appointment as the technical director and apart from Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen, all the other high profile signings who arrived following the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid have failed to impress the White Hart Lane hierarchy.

The Italian, who arrived from AS Roma brought in Erik Lamela (£30m), Roberto Soldado (£26m) and Paulinho (£16m) with the money received though the Welshman's sale and the trio have failed to establish themselves at the club and the report claims that Levy is now willing to take a loss and drop them from the club's wage bill.

Apart from the above mentioned trio, Vlad Chiriches, Federico Fazio, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue have also failed to impress under Pochettino and will be allowed to leave in the summer.

Levy is ready to cut the deadwood at the club and back the manager to bring in young players, who have the potential to improve and adapt to the manager's playing style.

The manager has his task cut out this summer as various senior players are also being lined up to be sold, with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Younes Kaboul entering the final year of their contracts.

However, the manager will find it hard to offload the senior players as interested clubs are unwilling to match their high wage demands, with the Togo striker insisting that he will remain in north London and fight for his place in the starting lineup.

It is believed that Paul Mitchell, who was hired earlier in the season from Southampton as head of recruitment, will work with Pochettino to identify potential summer signings, and the focus is said to be on finding young players with a potential to improve and adapt to the manager's high pressing style of play.