Tottenham switch is Lloris' decision, admits Lyon president

Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted uncertainty over whether the keeper will stay at the club beyond the transfer window, after confirming that Spurs had made an enquiry

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris' fate is in his own hands after revealing Tottenham enquired about the France No.1.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane throughout the summer, but the French side have been adamant that they have no intention of selling the player.

However, Spurs have since made a formal approach for the Lyon stopper and Aulas says that only Lloris himself knows where his future lies.

"I told Hugo today about certain exchanges [with Tottenham]," Aulas said at a press conference.

"Things progressed during these talks but nothing's concrete yet. I've informed Hugo of these discussions. We'll have to be a bit patient to find out.

"The decision belongs to Hugo who, I think, will be approached by Tottenham very soon. The clubs' positions have moved closer together.

"It is up to him to decide if the conditions of the transfer are suitable, in terms of what he expects in fiscal and sporting terms."

Aulas went on to reveal Lyon had received offers from unnamed teams for striker Bafetimbi Gomis, but said Michel Bastos is yet to attract any fresh interest.

"For the moment, [Gomis] is at Lyon. We have more propositions coming from England for him. It's for us to discuss. Concerning Bastos, we have not had any new contact this weekend."

Aulas also stated he feels Paris Saint-Germain’s new-found wealth puts them in a position of responsibility to try and help improve the overall standard of French football.

"PSG have to find a method to help French clubs get bigger off their back, and they have to be generous," he explained.

"It would have been good if [Eden] Hazard had stayed in France, or if [Karim] Benzema, [Hatem] Ben Arfa and other France internationals had returned since the training fees would have strengthened French clubs."