Benoit Assou-Ekotto admits he may be tempted to leave Tottenham by the promise of regular Champions League football.

The 28-year-old defender has established himself as a key part of the Spurs squad since his arrival from Lens in a £3.5m deal in 2006.

However, the Cameroon international insists he is always open to new challenges and could quit White Hart Lane if a decent offer arises in the summer.

"Everything is possible," he told France Football. "When I met the chairman last January he told me that, if a club bigger than Tottenham came in for me, he wouldn't necessarily be against my departure.

"If there is a change at Tottenham - some more money is made available - I wouldn't be against the idea of staying, but otherwise I'll try to move forwards, as I did when I left Lens.

"All players want to play in the Champions League. A few months ago, I said I never wanted to play in the Europa League because that competition is useless.

"I have a gentleman's agreement with the chairman. As he is a man of his word, I hope that will make things easier if a great club comes in."