Hugo Lloris targeted in sensational Man City swap deal

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Lloris has been consistently excellent for Spurs during a difficult season
Lloris has been consistently excellent for Spurs during a difficult season.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is ready to quit White Hart Lane this summer in search of Champions League football and could be part of a sensational swap deal involving Manchester City stopper Joe Hart, according to L'Equipe.

Lloris has enhanced his reputation during a second Premier League campaign despite Spurs failing to make an impression on the race for Champions League places, with the latest in a string of spectacular saves made last weekend as the French international denied Hugo Rodallega at full stretch.

Spurs face a struggle to keep their top stars without Champions League football this summer and Lloris looks set to be top that list, with London-based AFP sports reporter Tom Williams confirming on Twitter that L'Equipe believe what looks like an outrageous trade involving Hart is actually a possibility.

City are reportedly ready to take advantage of uncertainty and disappointment at Spurs by landing one of the continent's top stoppers, but only if they can beat Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco to the deal.

Hart is very much City's first choice stopper despite an alarming dip in form at the start of the campaign, although City boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to hold serious reservations about whether the England number one deserves to keep his place in the long-term.

Pellegrini could offer Spurs a cash-plus player deal to land arguably the Premier League's best goalkeeper if you believe prominent reports from well-placed French media sources, although the blockbuster deal is nothing more than exciting speculation at this stage.

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