Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is blocking Younes Kaboul's move to Anzhi.

Anzhi were pushing to do business yesterday with Spurs over a £7.1 million deal for the Frenchman.

But Villas-Boas is desperate not to lose Kaboul, who he sees as a natural replacement for William Gallas from next season.

Gallas is expected to move on when his contract expires in June.