Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris looks set to stay with the French side for another year, which could be his last. The France international was reportedly the subject of interest from Tottenham earlier this month when it was revealed that he had been told he could leave the club for a fee of 20million euro (£16million). However, it appears that whatever interest there has been was exaggerated and that Lloris is set to stay with the French side.
“He will stay in Lyon, unless he absolutely wants to leave,” the club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas told Canal+ on Saturday.
“Tottenham had made contact through agents early in the season, but since then there has been absolutely no direct offer, so I do not think they really wanted to make an offer that would allow Hugo to go.”
Last week, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted that the club’s supposed search for a keeper was ‘a non-search’ and that he was happy with the four keepers he had at his disposal.
Dos Santos Wants AVB Talks
Giovanni dos Santos says he will speak to Andre Villas-Boas after the Olympics are over. The 23-year-old scored both goals for Mexico in their 2-0 win over Gabon at the City of Coventry Stadium yesterday to give Villas-Boas a timely reminder of his presence.
Dos Santos has played just 17 Premier League games in four years at White Hart Lane and says he is ready to talk with Villas-Boas.
“I’ve not spoken to the new trainer,” he said, “I’ll wait until the Olympics are over and then we will talk.
“I have to see what he thinks and then we will decide that’s best. It could be good for me. There could be opportunities now that the club has a new trainer. I have one year on my contract and I can’t do anything until that has run out.”
Dos Santos has been linked this summer with interest from Spanish sides Atletico Madrid, Malaga and Sevilla.