The France skipper has been given permission to speak to Spurs as the club look to secure some new signings in the final week of the transfer windowWayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent
Tottenham expect to complete a £12 million deal for Hugo Lloris and are in discussions with the Lyon goalkeeper over personal terms.
The clubs had not formally agreed a fee on Tuesday night but the France captain has been given permission to talk to the London club ahead of the proposed transfer.
Lloris is understood to be keen on a switch to Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy is confident of tying up a deal as the club attempt to bolster their squad in the final week of the transfer window.
Spurs stepped up their pursuit of the 25-year-old on Sunday as manager Andre Villas-Boas decided he needed a long-term goalkeeper to replace 41-year-old Brad Friedel.
Tottenham had held talks with Lyon earlier in the summer over a £12m move for Lloris but the French club rejected the approach as they held out for £13.5m.
But Lyon are in need of cash after overspending in recent years and Lloris has declared his desire to push through a move to White Hart Lane.
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They could complete a deal to sign Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele on Wednesday after meeting the £15m release clause in the Belgian midfielder’s contract, with the 25-year-old undergoing the first part of a medical on Tuesday night.
Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Willian is also expected to join in a deal worth around £15m while Barcelona attacker Ibrahim Afellay is an alternative target.
Villas-Boas also wants a striker but the club have accepted defeat in their attempts to sign Leandro Damiao from Internacional after the Brazilian club rejected an £18m bid.
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