Report – West Brom's Ben Foster lined up as Spurs ponder Lloris replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly sounded out Ben Foster as the ideal man to replace Hugo Lloris should he leave this summer.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster as the ideal man to replace Hugo Lloris should Paris Saint-Germain come calling.

The West Bromwich Albion shot-stopper has been in fine form for the Baggies this season, helping the club maintain six clean sheets as the West Midlanders battle against relegation from the Premier League.

In the recent entertaining 3-3 draw between West Brom and Tottenham Hotspur, visitors boss Tim Sherwood was quick to praise the host’s man between the sticks - and was adamant his side would have gone home with more than just a point had it not been for his Man of the Match display.

Spurs are allegedly fully expecting Paris Saint-Germain to come in for current number one Hugo Lloris, and the heavily backed French champions have the means to offer an amount which Spurs can’t refuse.

31-year-old Ben Foster has a contract until 2015, and a deal in the region of £3 million may be enough for West Brom to consider selling.

Furthermore, Foster’s lowered wages in comparison to Hugo Lloris’ current contract at White Hart Lane might give Tim Sherwood some leeway in wages to improve other areas of the team as they bid to challenge for the Champions League places next season.

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