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Tottenham ready to sell Hugo Lloris for £40m

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Tottenham Hotspur are bracing themselves for a battle to keep hold of their goalkeeper Hugo Lloris this summer, but would be tempted to sell if an offer of £40million was made, reports Goal.

The France international is considered to be one of Tottenham's best players and Mauricio Pochettino would be reluctant to let him leave White Hart Lane.

A goalkeeper of his quality would be hard to replace and Daniel Levy knows how important Lloris will be in their pursuit of another top four finish next season.

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However, Levy is also aware that there are several clubs with deep pockets who will potentially be looking for a goalkeeper of Lloris' calibre this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain are one of those clubs and the same report claims that Laurent Blanc is ready to launch a mega-money bid to tempt Tottenham into a sale.

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PSG and Man Utd interest

Salvatore Sirigu has worked hard to keep his place in the Parc des Princes goal, but PSG's wealthy owners want a more household name in between the sticks.

Manchester United are also reportedly eyeing up Lloris as a potential replacement for David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper has only one-year left on his contract and looks likely to join Real Madrid should they come calling.

But Manchester United executive Ed Woodward would face drawn out negotiations with the notorious Tottenham chairman if he wanted to get his hands on Lloris.

Agitating his way out of a move

Lloris would also have to start agitating if he wants to move. There have been suggestions that he would like to leave to play Champions League football, possibly opening up the option of moving to Premier League rivals Arsenal as well.

Pochettino admitted recently: "Hugo wants to play the Champions League here for Tottenham and everything else is just rumours.

"Nothing is true and nothing has changed with the situation. He is happy here and wants to reach the Champions League with Tottenham; that is his dream."

PSG would not be able to pursue a deal for Lloris if Paul Pogba becomes available. The Juventus midfielder is their No.1 summer transfer target and any deal for him would surely eat up the lion's share of Blanc's budget.

That leaves Manchester United as the most likely destination should Lloris leave. Again, interest from Old Trafford is subject to the future of De Gea.

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