He may currently be involved in the World Cup with France but when the football festivities in Brazil finally do end for Les Bleus, Hugo Lloris may be heading back to his homeland rather than north London.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, with the French club keen to recruit a goalkeeper regarded as one of the best in the Premier League.
And that move is edging closer to becoming a reality amid reports suggesting Tottenham have already lined up a potential replacement in the form of Swansea City’s Michel Vorm.
The Lilywhites are thought to be close to agreeing an £8 million deal for the Dutchman who could arrive as part of a £45 million package that also includes defender Ben Davies and Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony.
Spurs could use the sale of Lloris to part fund this audacious move, with the London club thought to value Lloris at around £20 million – a price PSG would most likely be willing to pay in order to land the former Lyon shot-stopper.
And with the 27-year-old currently contracted to Tottenham until 2016, chairman Daniel Levy will not hesitate in taking a hardline stance to negotiations with the Parisiens boasting near-infinite transfer funds.
The departure of Lloris may not be a welcome one among many fans though, with the Frenchman impressing throughout his two-year spell at the club.
But the Nice-born star could ultimately push any move through, with a transfer to PSG offering the goalkeeper the chance to not only compete for top honours again in France but also play in the Champions League alongside the likes of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibahimovic.
He won’t be the only player to have moved across the channel either, with Chelsea’s David Luiz already recruited ahead of a campaign in which Laurent Blanc will be gunning for glory in Europe.
Michel Vorm does represent a great cut-price alternative and with the Dutchman holding lingering hopes of making an impact at international level with Holland, the moves could suit all parties involved.