Jose Mourinho is planning to offload Kyle Walker-Peters for good this summer after he went public to criticise the Tottenham manager, Football Insider understands.
The right-back has been at Southampton on loan since January after talks broke down over a permanent move.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Mourinho does not regard Walker-Peters, 22, as part of his plans for next season and has given the green light for a summer exit.
The versatile full-back had a thinly-veiled dig at the Portugese this week for the way he froze him out at Hotspur Way before his Saints loan.
Walker-Peters used an interview with the official Southampton website to resoundingly hail Pochettino’s methods while bemoaning Mourinho for ignoring him and preferring Serge Aurier.
Tellingly, the 22-year-old said of Pochettino: “I think had he stayed, I’d still be at Tottenham”.
Walker-Peters’ strong words are unlikely to soothe relations with Mourinho, although it remains to be seen if he will return to St Mary’s Stadium next season.
Walker-Peters arrived on the south coast carrying a hamstring injury and has only made one appearance so far, the 2-1 defeat to Burnley last month.
He has a contract at Tottenham until 2023, but did not have a single minute of Premier League action after Mourinho replaced Pochettino last November.