Tottenham Hotspur look to seal deal for French international keeper
A £9.5m deal to bring Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to Tottenham could be concluded by next week, according to The Sun.
New Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to replace ageing stopper Brad Friedel and is eager to wrap up a deal with the Ligue 1 club for the French international.
The 25-year-old captained his country during their recent disappointing Euro 2012 campaign and has been long coveted by numerous Premier League sides including Manchester United and Liverpool.
He has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers since joining Lyon from Nice in 2008 and is regarded as the most gifted goalkeeper France have produced since Fabien Barthez.
The French side will be reluctant to let Lloris leave after a hugely impressive season for the club but they could find it difficult to turn down Spurs offer after failing to secure Champions League football for the upcoming season.
Spurs have already recruited Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghan ahead of the new campaign and appear keen to add Lloris to their ranks before the start of the season.
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