Arsenal enter shock battle for key Spurs man

Arsenal are planning an audacious move to lure Hugo Lloris across north London from bitter rivals Tottenham, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The French stopper has been excellent in his two-and-a-half seasons at White Hart Lane, cementing himself as the club’s No. 1 while developing a reputation as one of the Premier League’s finest goalkeepers.

His performances have attracted European giants such as PSG and Real Madrid, and now reports claim that Arsenal are also interested.

Arsene Wenger is thought to have grown frustrated with Wojciech Szczesny – who was fined after being caught smoking in the shower block after the loss at Southampton – and wants to land a top-class long-term replacement.

Lloris is valued at around £25m, but it’s likely that any potential deal between the fierce local rivals would be difficult.

Only 15 players have played for both sides since 1913, and defender Sol Campbell’s controversial switch from Spurs to Arsenal in 2001 is the last example of a deal between the two teams.


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