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The France No. 1 says he left Ligue 1 to give himself a new challenge and his roots at hometown club Nice would make a move to the Stade Louis II difficult to accept.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has rejected talk of a possible move to Monaco, insisting he left Ligue 1 to "build something on a personal and sporting level."

The France No. 1 has been linked with joining the likes of Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho and Jackson Martinez in the revolution at the promoted club. But Lloris, who established himself as a regular starter at White Hart Lane following a summer arrival after ousting American veteran Brad Friedel, says he does not intend to return to France in the foreseeable future.

"What's happening in Monaco is good for Ligue 1 and for this great French club, because PSG need a challenger," Lloris told le10sport. "But personally, I left to go abroad, to try and build something on a personal and sporting level and I don't intend to come back soon."

Lloris, though, has hinted that a large cash incentive could tempt him to return to France, but he would only be interested in furthering his career and that a switch to the Stade Louis II would be hard to accept after coming through the ranks at neighboring club Nice.

"There are some things that are difficult to refuse, but only if it allows you to go one step further," Lloris said. "And then there is another thing - I am too much of a Nice man to go there!"

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