Tottenham Hotspur are waiting on the sale of Luka Modric before upping their efforts to sign Lyon and France number one, Hugo Lloris, according to the goalkeeper’s agent.
The north London club have been looking at a number of options as Andre Villas-Boas seeks to bring in an established goalkeeper before the start of the new Premier League campaign, and the French shot-stopper has been closely linked with a move to White Hart Lane throughout the summer.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has been typically resolute in his efforts to divert Spurs’ attention away from his club’s goalkeeper, and Lyon’s £15 million valuation of the 25-year-old appears to have stalled any potential deal. Negotiations between the two clubs appear to have quieted down, and Lloris’ father and agent Luc Lloris has explained that a deal to bring the Frenchman to White Hart Lane will only be completed once Luka Modric completes his proposed transfer to Real Madrid.
'If Luka Modric completes his move to Real Madrid, then Hugo will go to Tottenham, certainly. We are waiting,' Lloris Snr said, Metro report.
Tottenham have reportedly made enquiries into the avaliabilty AS Roma’s Maarten Stekelenburg, the Dutch goalkeeper’s agent revealed last Friday, but Lloris is believed to be Villas-Boas’ preferred target, as he lines up a replacement for 41-year-old Brad Friedel.