Yves Bissouma's role in Tottenham's six-man transfer shortlist as clearout looms

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Yves Bissouma will reportedly not be part of Tottenham's summer clearout -Credit:(Image: Getty)

Ange Postecoglou is reportedly setting his sights on six new additions to boost Tottenham's squad come summertime.

Regardless of their disappointing form of late, Postecoglou's influence can't be doubted - the ex-Celtic manager's inaugural season was stamped by his signature attack-oriented gameplay and bringing in some top-notch signings.

However, funding for Spurs' potential summer splurge would involve offloading a few from their current line-up, save one whose future appears to be secured within the club's fold. Last Thursday's 2-0 loss at Chelsea saw Postecoglou making a clear cut declaration.

He said: "We need change. Change has to happen. You can't want to alter your course, and quite dramatically for this club because we went down a certain direction and now we're pivoting to a whole different direction, and expect the same people are going to be on that [journey].

"It's just not going to happen. We're going to play a certain way, we're going to train a certain way and we're going to have a certain mindset, and that's not for everyone."

Spurs are set to entertain bids for several high-profile players this summer, as part of the 'overhaul' Postecoglou is demanding. The Telegraph reports that Richarlison and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be on their way out, but Yves Bissouma is off-limits unless a substantial offer comes in for the midfielder.

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The 27-year-old has been instrumental for Postecoglou this season, demonstrating all the qualities needed to excel in his high-energy system. Bissouma could be joined by a host of new faces this summer, with Spurs said to be monitoring six potential targets, reports the Express.

Chelsea's Conor Gallagher and Everton's Amadou Onana are both thought to be on the radar for central midfield, where Hojbjerg's potential summer exit would create a gap to fill.

In defence, Tosin Adarabioyo and Lloyd Kelly are both nearing the end of their contracts at Fulham and Bournemouth respectively. Like many other top-flight clubs, Spurs are reportedly interested in snapping up one or both of them on free transfers.

Postecoglou is also reportedly keen to bolster his options out wide. Rounding off the six are Juventus youngster Samuel Iling-Junior, who was linked with Spurs in January, and Raphinha, who would be a marquee signing if Barcelona can be persuaded to part ways.

While Bissouma is safe from Spurs' summer clear-out, many others are likely to be shown the door, and a decision needs to be made on Timo Werner as his loan stint nears its end.