Tottenham close to Lloris deal

Tottenham Hotspur are set to bring a fourth goalkeeper to the club as Andre Villas-Boas moves to complete the signing of France captain Hugo Lloris from Lyon, the Daily Mail has reported.

Lloris will join Carlo Cudicini, Heurelho Gomes and Brad Friedel at White Hart Lane once negotiations between his current side and Spurs are completed. A fee in the region of £16m is expected for the 25-year-old, who will become Tottenham’s new No. 1. Villas-Boas is said to want the deal wrapped up before Spurs’ tour of the United States gets underway on July 24.

Named captain of his country by former France Coach Laurent Blanc, Lloris has 37 international appearances to his name and led Les Bleus at Euro 2012, where they finished second to England in group D and were eliminated by holders and eventual winners Spain at the quarter-final stage. Lloris has been at current club Lyon since 2008.

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