Spurs move for Lloris stalls

Lyon claim Tottenham agreed a deal with them for the transfer of

the 25-year-old four days ago, but they now say that the Londoners

have lowered their offer for player.

A statement on Lyon’s website read: “Olympique Lyonnais have not

reached an agreement with Tottenham for the transfer of Hugo

Lloris.

“The proposals forwarded this evening by Tottenham are very

different from the principle which had been agreed on August 26 and

which had allowed to open the discussions between the player and

the London club.”

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking to sign a younger

goalkeeper to provide competition for Brad Friedel, Carlo Cudicini

and Heurelho Gomes, who have a combined age of 110.

The 34-year-old admitted that Lloris, who moved to Lyon in 2008,

would be an ideal addition to his squad.

“We are very comfortable with our goalkeepers, (but) we can take

into account that there is a future that we have to prepare for,”

Villas-Boas said.

“In that sense we have studied possibilities in that position as

well and throughout the goalkeepers available, Hugo is one of the

best.”