Tottenham closing in on deal for Frenchman

Tottenham are on the verge of concluding a deal for France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, according to The Daily Mail.

The north London club have appointed Andre Villas Boas as Harry Redknapp’s replacement, and have backed the Portuguese coach with money to spend.

With the signings of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen already concluded, Villas Boas has identified a new goalkeeper as one of his transfer priorities.

With Brad Friedel ageing and concerns over the consistency of Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini, Lloris has been earmarked as the new man to guard the Spurs goal.

The White Hart Lane club have been locked in negotiations with Lyon over a potential move, with a fee in the range of £16 million believed to be enough to bring the stopper to north London.

Lloris captained France at the Euro 2012 championships and at 25-years old is viewed as the long-term option as Tottenham’s goalkeeper.

By Gareth McKnight

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