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Tottenham face having to sell best players if top four not clinched

Tottenham could be forced to sell their stars if they fail to finish in the top four this season.

The Daily Mail says Tottenham may be forced to sell some of their leading players, including Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart, due to the financial implications of failing to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Speaking to the London Stock Exchange following the publication of Spurs' half-year accounts to December 31, 2010. club chairman Daniel Levy admitted a policy of streamlining the squad is likely to be undertaken in the summer.

"We have hosted one of the largest squads in the Premier League during this period," he said in his chairman's statement. "It is important to create a healthy balance in any squad between competition for places and for players to play consistently.

"Whilst this large squad eased our progress in the Champions League, we shall continue to look to streamline our squad where appropriate."

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