Tottenham face a battle to keep Hugo Lloris at White Hart Lane, with Barcelona ready to pounce if they miss out on Champions League qualification, according to reports from The Mirror.

The French stopper has put himself on the radars of a number of top European clubs after declaring that he may consider his options if Spurs fail to break into the top four this season.

Barca are thought to be admirers of the glovesman, and could look to mount a serious summer move.

The Catalan giants are set to lose current stopper Victor Valdes on a free in under six months’ time, with the experienced Spaniard ready to move on in search of a new challenge.

Barca are said to be attracted to Lloris’ technical abilities, and his preference to play as a ‘sweeper-keeper’.

The Tottenham ace is adept at playing on the front foot, and has been lauded for his reading of the game and desire to aid his defenders.

Spurs are likely to seek a massive profit on the £12.5m they paid Lyon for their ‘keeper, with chairman Daniel Levy known to be a shrewd negotiator.

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