Lloris drops hint over Tottenham exit

The France goalkeeper says he will speak more about how to 'deal with' his 'situation' in the future but expects to stay at White Hart Lane this summer amid PSG & Monaco interest
By Greg Stobart in Rio de Janeiro

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has suggested he is considering his future amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

The France captain expects to stay at Spurs for the start of the new season but is a summer target for the big-spending Ligue 1 clubs, who have both approached the Londoners over a deal and can offer the star Champions League football.

Tottenham sources insist Lloris will not be sold this summer and the club hope to convince the 27-year-old to sign a new four-year contract, with three years remaining on his current deal.

But Lloris hinted that he will now think about his "situation" and could reveal more about his future in the coming weeks after France lost their World Cup quarter-final against Germany at the Maracana on Friday.

“I don’t want to speak about my situation now. I think I will speak soon about that and we will deal with it,” Lloris said.

“I need a few days to recover and after that to relax, have a good rest and come back for next season.”

Asked whether he thinks he will start the season at Tottenham, Lloris replied: “Yes, I should be.”

French champions PSG have targeted Lloris to bolster their squad as they target winning the Champions League, while Monaco are looking for a new first-choice goalkeeper after confirming they will not sign Victor Valdes because of his knee injury.

Both clubs have qualified for the group stage of next season’s Champions League and can also offer Lloris a significant increase on his €88,000 (£70,000)-a-week salary thanks to their wealthy owners.

Lloris played 45 matches for Spurs last term in a disappointing campaign in which they finished sixth in the Premier League and were only able to qualify for the Europa League.

He joined Tottenham from Lyon in the summer of 2012 in a deal worth €15 million (£12m) and is a key part of the club’s plans under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.