Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out the sale of Manchester United target Hugo Lloris as he considers him a vital member of the squad, Express reports.
The 28-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford amid speculation that goalkeeper David De Gea was on the verge of a transfer to Real Madrid.
However, Pochettino has come out to admit that even if his first choice keeper is being linked with an exit in the upcoming window, he feels confident of his stay at White Hart Lane.
“The interest of Manchester United? There could have been a development, but there was none,” he said.
“Although much has been written I must stay focused, I feel very good and the transfer window does not upset me.”
He also added that he is keen to ensure his stay given that Lloris is considered a vital part of his plans heading into the future.
“There are always rumours about the players, but we want to keep him for the future, not only for the present.
“We want to build the next squad and the future with him. He is very happy with us.”
Spurs are now sitting fifth on the Premier League table, three points away from Manchester City and Manchester United in third and fourth respectively.
Apart from the France international, United were also denied the chance to open talks with top striking target Harry Kane earlier in the campaign.