Younes Kaboul could be set to exit Tottenham in January after being strongly connected with a move to Italian giants AC Milan.

Kaboul appears to be out of favour with Andre Villas-Boas after making a comeback from a long-term injury and with his contract running out next summer he would be available for a bargain price.

Italian publication Football Italia are reporting that AC Milan have made their interest known and are wiling to make an offer for the 27-year-old as they look to improve their chances in both Serie A and the Champions League.

Tottenham are currently struggling with their back-line options at present with Jan Vertonghen having to play out of position - and admitting his frustrations over it - to accommodate Danny Rose's injury.

The north London side have been linked with a host of left-backs in the lead up to January and are believed to be planning to spend big as they aim to challenge for Champions League football at the end of the season.

But Kaboul appears to be surplus to Villas-Boas' requirements and rather than keeping him the manger would prefer to receive an albeit small fee for his exit rather than let him leave for free in the summer.

Kaboul has plenty of competition for a place in the Spurs defence with the likes of Michael Dawson, Vertonghen and summer signing Vlad Chiriches all impressing under Villas-Boas.

The former Portsmouth defender may also feel he needs regular action in order to make sure of his place in the France squad which faces a tough task in overcoming a two-goal deficit against Ukraine in order to qualify for next year's World Cup in Brazil.