Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Hugo Lloris looks set to snub a move to White Hart Lane to remain at his current club, Lyon, meaning that Andre Villas-Boas' men could well be wasting their time on the goalkeeper.
Lloris is viewed by the club as a replacement for the 41-year-old veteran Brad Friedel, but according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, the goalkeeper will not be leaving the French club over the summer transfer window—not for Spurs, not for anyone.
"Tottenham have made contact through [Lloris'] agent but there has been no concrete offer since. I don't think they really want him, but we really do want to keep him.
"He will stay at Lyon unless he absolutely wants to go. The best present we can give the fans is finding a way to keep him—we will try to do just that..."
The goalkeeper's potential move to White Hart Lane has drawn significant media attention in the past few weeks—particularly since Spurs accused Arsenal of making a false bid for Lloris in order to drive the price up.
Fortunately now it is largely irrelevant whether the accusation is true or not, because it seems that Tottenham are unlikely to land the goalkeeper over the summer transfer window.
Lyon will keep him for next season, meaning that Villas-Boas is left searching for another option to add to his goalkeeping ranks.
The former Chelsea manager has had an incredible transfer window so far, with adding another shot-stopper—preferably someone younger than Friedel—one of the few outstanding missions left for the manager this summer.
Will Hugo Lloris end up making a move to Tottenham Hotspur?
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