Tottenham are ready to launch a major clearout this summer.

The Mirror says the north Londoners are clearing the decks for an influx of bigger names to surround Gareth Bale as they bid to break back into the top four.

Big-earning Emmanuel Adebayor is already set to be offloaded by Spurs after just five League goals this season.

The club are also ready to listen to offers for former Fulham striker Clint Dempsey after just one season at White Hart Lane.

Other departures from White Hart Lane are set to include injury-prone, 35-year-old defender William Gallas, who will leave on a free.

In midfield, Tom Huddlestone is poised to quit in search of more regular first-team football, while Scott Parker could be available at the right price.

Buyers will also be sought for midfielder David Bentley, who returns from a loan spell at Championship side Blackburn, left-back Danny Rose who, despite a successful season at Sunderland on loan, is not in AVB's first-team plans - and keeper Heurelho Gomes, who has been farmed out to German club Hoffenheim.