Tottenham media round-up: Lloris doubts, Alderweireld on Real clash

Hugo Lloris

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

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a doubt for the opening day of the season where Spurs travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, according to Sky Sports

Lloris fractured his wrist three weeks ago and even though he has been taking part in pre-season training, the trip to take on Louis van Gaal's side could be too soon for the Frenchman, with Michel Vorm likely to be in goal in Lloris's absence. 

TalkSport are reporting that Inter Milan's Fredy Guarin is still a potential target for Tottenham after picking up on quotes from his agent in Fantagazzetta - saying that Juventus haven't registered an interest, and that a bid from Fenerbahce.

Marcelo Ferreyra told the publication: "I can say I've had no contact with Juventus," Ferreyra told Fantagazzetta.

"I don't know if they spoke to Inter, but they have not contacted me. Guarin's intentions are clear. He is respected by the club and coach, so he wants to stay and help the Nerazzurri win trophies."

One story that has been doing the rounds for much of the day is that Spurs are prepared to take a huge hit by trying to offload Roberto Soldado, according to the Daily Mirror.

Spurs paid £26 million to Valencia for the forward's services in 2013 but are reportedly prepared to offload him for £11 million to Villarreal during this transfer window.

Tottenham continue their preparations for the new season by taking on Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Audi Cup tomorrow evening in Munich. 

New signing Toby Alderweireld told the club's official website that he's hoping for the kind of result that can help boost their confidence before the new season gets underway. 

He said: "Real are one of the best teams in the world and they are very strong both at the back and up front.

“They can score from anything so we’ll have to be at our best to get a result against them, but I think we’re capable of winning."

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