Tottenham latest, club favourites to sign Schneiderlin, attempts to sign Luis

Arsenal v Southampton 2012 Pregame with Schneiderlin

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening.

Tottenham are now favourites to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlein according to the Daily Express.

The Express cites reports in France suggesting that Spurs have moved ahead of North London rivals Arsenal in the race to sign the French midfielder. The Gunners were said to be preparing a £20 million bid. 

Schneiderlein has previously worked with Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton, with the new Spurs boss a big fan of the 24-year-old.

The big news surrounding Tottenham today was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris signing a new five-year deal at the club, something which was welcomed by Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles. 

He told TalkSport: “Lloris is a wonderful goalkeeper. It’s great news for Tottenham.

“He’s a new kind of goalkeeper. Lloris is not only good in the box, but out of it. He’s got a very liberal interpretation of what it means to be a goalkeeper and has great feet.

“It’s extremely good news.”

Tottenham are said to be planning a bid to hijack a move for Chelsea target Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid according to TalkSport.

There have been reports suggesting that deal to take the left-back to Chelsea was either completed or nearing completion after Luis had asked the club to lower his buyout clause - though it is unclear what the full facts are behind that particular issue. 

Chairman Daniel Levy is said to be preparing a cash plus player deal according to the report. 

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed that discussions have been taking place with Tottenham over left-back Ben Davies but they have made no progress over the possibility of a deal. The Swans are interested in taking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to the Liberty Stadium.

He's quoted in the South Wales Evening Post, saying: "There was an initial interest from Tottenham, but there has been nothing since.

"Gylfi was put to us and he is one of a number of players we have been speaking about,"

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