Tottenham Hotspur have insisted that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not be sold in the summer.
The France international is one of the best players in the Spurs squad and has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane since the end of last season.
On Monday, The Sun claimed that the North London outfit “are set to cash in on £25million-rated” Lloris, who joined Spurs from Lyon in the summer of 2012.
The report added that the 28-year-old “will be allowed to leave for a Champions League club in the summer — even if Spurs seal a top-four spot of their own”.
Tottenham have now moved to deny such claims, with a club spokesman quoted as saying by The Daily Star: “There is no substance to the story, it is mischief making. We have talented players so we have to expect this sort of thing.”
Indeed, Tottenham should expect “this sort of thing”, especially when it comes to top players like Lloris.
The Frenchman is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but lack of regular success at club football has led many to suggest that he could be tempted to leave Spurs.
This season Lloris has been arguably Tottenham’s best player, making saves after saves to keep the team in games.
Moreover, it is no secret that Tottenham have sold their best players in the past for good money, and it would not be outlandish to think that they could do the same with Lloris.