Tottenham Hotspur face losing their star-asset next summer as AS Roma are planning a swoop for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The French international has been a stand-out performer for the Premier League side since his arrival back in 2012 from Ligue 1 side Lyon, but without Champions League football the shot-stopper could be ready to leave White Hart Lane, according to talkSPORT.
Champions League Football
The 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, but since arriving at Spurs for £12 million two years ago, he has yet to taste Champions League football with the Premier League outfit.
In recent interviews, Lloris has admitted that he wants to be back playing in Europe's biggest competition, and if he can't do that with Spurs, he will look into his options for the future.
With a fourth-spot finish unlikely once again for Spurs this season, Lloris may seek an exit next summer, and that has sparked interest from Roma, who are ready to make a move for him.
The Italian outfit are expected to reach the Champions League next season and they are ready to make a move for the goalkeeper, despite him signing a fresh, five-year deal earlier this year with the Lilywhites.
However, with the promise of Champions League football, Lloris may find it hard to turn down a move to Roma, who are on the look-out for a new goalkeeper after it was confirmed that their current number-one will be leaving at the end of the season.
Morgan De Sanctis has confirmed to the club that he won't be signing a contract extension and will leave when his current deal expires in June, leaving Rudi Garcia without a number-one between the sticks.
If Pochettino does fail to get Tottenham back into Champions League next season, it's believed that Garcia will enquire about the availability of the 27-year-old goalkeeper from White Hart Lane.