Kaboul wants French star at Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Younes Kaboul has revealed he's spoken to France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris about joining the north London club.

Spurs have been linked with a number of goalkeepers, including Team GB star Jack Butland, Julio Cesar and Lloris, as a replacement for current shot-stopper Brad Friedel, who recently celebrated his 41st birthday.

But any move is thought to be dependent on Spurs selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid, freeing up the funds to complete the Lloris deal. A £12m fee has been mooted, but Lyon have reiterated their intention to keep hold of the French international.

Kaboul told French newspaper L'Equipe that he'd had a conversation with Lloris regarding a move to White Hart Lane, and had tried to persuade the goalkeeper to join him in north London.

Quoted on, Kaboul said: "I talked about Tottenham with Lloris on the telephone. It will be great for him to play with us."

The Spurs centre-back hasn't always been first-choice at White Hart Lane, but established himself last season at the heart of the Spurs defence. But the Frenchman still didn't make Laurent Blanc's France squad for Euro 2012.

But, despite the international disappointment, Kaboul revealed he's happy playing for Spurs.

"It will be difficult for me to move. I am happy in Tottenham."

Tottenham fly to Valencia this evening where the play their final pre-season match of the season. Their most recent outing, a 1-0 victory over Watford, saw Jermain Defoe score the only goal of the game.

But goals have been difficult to come by, with winger Gareth Bale chipping in a few, and Andre Villas-Boas is thought to be keen to sign a striker before the deadline. The Portuguese coach has reportedly made inquiries regarding Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, while the Emmanuel Adebayor deal continues to drag.

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