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Monaco want to sign Tottenham goalkeeper over Barcelona star

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AS Monaco have identified Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as their primary summer transfer target, having also considered a move for Barcelona star Victor Valdes, reports talkSPORT.

The France international has been sounded out for a possible move to Stade Louis II by Claudio Ranieri, who is eager to strengthen that area of his squad at the end of the season.

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will be desperate to keep hold of the former Lyon star, who has established himself as one of the Premier League's most impressive stoppers since his £8million switch to White Hart Lane in 2012.

However, the north London club's failure to qualify for the Champions League next season could prompt Lloris to head for the exit, meaning Monaco will have an increased chance of completing a deal for Tottenham's current number one.

With Valdes already confirming his intention to quit Camp Nou when his Barcelona contract expires this summer, the Spain international is now viewed by the Ligue 1 giants merely as a contingency plan, should Monaco fail to secure Lloris's signature.

Steve Mandanda is the third and final option under consideration for Ranieri, but it's the Spurs stopper followed by Tata Martino's veteran custodian ahead of the Marseille goalkeeper in the transfer queue.

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