Tottenham close in on Frenchman

Tottenham are thought to be closing in on a deal to bring Hugo Lloris to the club, The Sun reports.

Andre Villas-Boas is eager to conclude a deal for a new goalkeeper as a long-term replacement to ageing Brad Friedel, and Daniel Levy has been in negotiations with Lyon over a potential fee for the France international stopper.

Although the Ligue 1 side were initially asking for £16 million for their prize asset, it is believed that a deal in the £9.5 million region is close to being concluded.

Tottenham have already signed Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson this off-season and are eager to make Lloris their next purchase at the start of next week.

Lloris captained France at Euro 2012 and played all four of Les Bleus’ matches in Ukraine and Poland.

By Gareth McKnight