Report: Tottenham confident of keeping key star, despite summer interest

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Tottenham Hotspur expect Hugo Lloris to still be at the club next season, even if they do not qualify for the Champions League.

The Lilywhites look set to miss out on Champions League football, and that has led many to suggest that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be leaving White Hart Lane for greener pastures.

Ligue 1 giants PSG are the main party said to be tracking the France international captain, as per the Daily Mirror, and although he does not have a release clause in his contract, the Paris-based club have the funds to pay through the nose for the 28-year-old.

He signed a five-year contract last summer, and being just one year into that deal will require any interested club to spend heavily on the ‘keeper - who is considered to be one of the best in the Premier League, and even in the world.

Having played in the Champions League before with Lyon, it is expected that Lloris will favour a return to Europe’s premier competition. Yet with Spurs likely to miss out for another season, it is hard to predict how long he will remain in North London waiting for that chance.

However, it does not appear as if he will be leaving this season, with a report in the London Evening Standard claiming that Spurs are increasingly confident of keeping hold of one of their most valuable players.

There are said to be no fears that a similar transfer saga to that which occurred with Gareth Bale will arise, and it is believed that a number of different circumstances will prevent PSG from bidding for him - notably Financial Fair Play.

This is great news for all involved at White Hart Lane, with Lloris a key member of the squad who will be looking to break into the Champions League in coming years.

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