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Lloris advised to stay at Lyon

22 August 2012 20:35

Tottenham could miss out on signing Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, according to the French club's advisor Bernard Laporte.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has targeted the Frenchman as a long-term replacement for current number one Brad Friedel, who recently turned 41.

However Laporte, who works closely with Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas, has revealed that any move for Lloris is potentially off until Luka Modric's switch to Real Madrid is finalised.

"Regarding Hugo Lloris, he should stay at OL and not join Tottenham," Laporte told French radio station RMC.

"Until the transfer window closes, you never know. If Modric goes to Madrid, things may move forward.

"But as he has started the Championship, Hugo is less hot to leave. He wants to continue at Lyon, unless there is a very important proposal for him and for us. Their proposal was well below our valuation for our goalkeeper."

Lloris has made over 140 appearances for Lyon since his transfer from Nice in 2008, and has earned 38 caps for his country.

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