Report: Andre Villas-Boas hunting for new left-back

Benoit Assou-Ekotto
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Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to let Benoit Assou-Ekotto leave Tottenham this summer and has sent scouts out in search of a replacement, according to a report.

Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly sent Tottenham Hotspur scouts out in search of a new left-back, with Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Pereira his primary targets.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto is apparently seeking a move away from White Hart Lane at the end of the season, with French side Monaco understood to be a potential destination.

The Cameroonian international has been a regular on the left side of Tottenham's defence for several years, but has been alternated with Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton this campaign.

Spurs also have Danny Rose on loan at Sunderland, but it is thought that that Black Cats are keen to make his stay on Wearside permanent.

According to The Mirror, Villas-Boas is seeking a more experienced and defensive-minded option, and Coentrao, supposedly free to leave Real Madrid this summer, is an ideal candidate.

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