Tottenham evening round-up: Lloris losing fitness battle, new goalkeeper linked

Hugo Lloris

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

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is losing the battle to be fit for this weekend's clash with Aston Villa at White Hart Lane according to the London Evening Standard.

Lloris was stretchered off in the early stages of the 4-3 win over Leicester City prior to the international break, and it was hoped he would recover in time to face Villa.

If Lloris isn't fit then Michel Vorm is likely to deputise once again. But it's not great news for Pochettino who also lost Kyle Walker to a foot injury picked up in last weekend's 0-0 draw against Burnley.

Remaining on the subject of Lloris, the Mirror reports that Spurs are lining up a new goalkeeper should the Frenchman depart the club in the summer.

They are being linked with former Boca Juniors goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa on a free transfer because his current club Velez Sarsfield have exiled him due to 'bumper payments due in his contract.'

The Mirror also mentions two other targets from the South American leagues in forwards Franco Cervi and Mauricio Tevez from Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys respectively.

Saturday's game sees the return of former Head Coach Tim Sherwood, and despite only being in charge of first team affairs for  half a season at White Hart Lane, he had some praise for the man who relieved him of his duties, Daniel Levy.

Sherwood is quoted in the Daily Mail, saying: "I've been in communication with Daniel Levy since I've left, I haven't got a problem. He's the chairman of the club and he makes those decisions based on what he thinks is in their best interest."

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