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Serie A giants now ‘in talks’ to sign Tottenham icon on free transfer; Real Madrid also in the race

Tottenham captain and vice-captain, Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane

Tottenham captain and vice-captain, Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is reportedly in talks with Lazio, with Ange Postecoglou reportedly willing to let him leave on a free transfer.

The France international indicated his desire to leave Spurs back in June, but remains under contract at the London club with just two days to go until their Premier League opener against Brentford.

Lloris publicly said it was ‘the end of an era’ for him, despite the fact he still has one year remaining on his current deal with Tottenham. Now, it seems he may get the chance to join Lazio.

Tottenham have provisionally brought in a replacement for their club captain after signing goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli for an initial £17.2m fee.

Vicario is expected to be Postecoglou’s new first-choice shot-stopper, while Fraser Forster will be his backup option. If Lloris does leave, though, it’s likely Spurs will look to bring in another keeper.

With Harry Kane on the verge of joining Bayern Munich for a huge fee of €100m (approx. £86.3m), Tottenham have plenty of funds to splash on a new GK.

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Lloris ‘in talks’ with Lazio, Real Madrid interested

According to French outlet RMC SportLloris is ‘in talks’ with Lazio and is reportedly ‘keen’ on joining the Serie A side this summer.

It is said that the Serie A side’s involvement in the Champions League has been a key selling point for the keeper who has made 447 appearances for Tottenham.

It has also been reported that Lloris is an option for Real Madrid, who are on the hunt for a new keeper after Thibaut Courtious injured his ACL.

As noted by TEAMtalk, ex-Man Utd star David de Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. It is now thought, however, that Carlo Ancelotti isn’t a fan of the Spaniard.

There is clearly no shortage of interest in Lloris despite struggling for consistent form last season. This raises the question why Tottenham are willing to let him go on a free transfer.

Nevertheless, everything currently points towards the 36-year-old leaving Tottenham after 11 years at the club. It remains to be seen whether Vicario will prove to be an adequate long-term replacement for him.

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