Tottenham will complete the £12 million signing of Hugo Lloris, but only once Luka Modric is sold according to The Sun.
The north London club are adopting an aggressive transfer strategy this summer, with Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson already having completed moves to White Hart Lane.
However, Andre Villas-Boas is eager to sign a new goalkeeper to replace ageing Brad Friedel between the sticks, with the Lyon man the Portuguese manager’s preference.
After negotiations between Spurs and the Ligue 1 club, a fee of around £12 million is thought to have been agreed, but Tottenham need to wait until they are given a cash injection from Modric’s sale.
The Croatia international is in the process of moving to Real Madrid, with negotiations ongoing.
Lloris’ father has also confessed that the goalkeeper’s move may hinge on the future of Modric and the money received from his sale.
“I’m sure that Hugo’s move will be accelerated if Modric joins Real,” Luc Lloris is believed to have said.
By Gareth McKnight