Corluka, Bentley and Dos Santos heading for Spurs exit

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the departure of Vedran Corluka whilst David Bentley and Giovani Dos Santos could soon follow.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is clearing the decks at White Hart Lane with the arrival of Andre Villas-Boas as the clubs new manager reportedly imminent.

The odds on the former Chelsea boss being appointed as Harry Redknapp’s successor were shortened on Friday and Levy is keen to clear out the fringe players in order to trim the wage bill and bolster Villas-Boas’ transfer kitty.

Defender Corluka, 26, became the first to leave yesterday joining Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow after making 110 appearances for the club and scoring one goal since arriving from Manchester City in 2008.

“We have reached agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow for the transfer of Vedran Corluka,” Tottenham said in a statement on their website.

“We wish Vedran all the best for the future.”

Former England international Bentley is also expected to leave having failed to live up to the £17 million price tag former Tottenham manager Juande Ramos with Fulham boss Martin Jol reportedly lining up a bid.

Finally, ex-Barcelona winger Dos Santos has been tipped to end a nightmare four years at Spurs by finalising his exit this weekend according to Mexico’s Olympic coach Luis Fernando Tena, with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid being linked with a move for the 23-yera-old.

“He asked us if he could complete the transfer from Tottenham to another team,” Tena was quoted as saying mediotiempo.com.

“He has to go to sign papers, he has to go to get them sorted out.

“The most important thing is his mental state. We never had a doubt when he told us (he wanted to go back to Europe). We told him: ‘Go. Do it.”‘

“He told us the name of the club. I can’t say which club, but for us it is much better if he is relaxed, that he gets his contract sorted and that he comes back physically and mentally at his best level, content and knowing that he is going to play.”