Spurs believe Gunners deliberately tried to push up Frenchman’s price.
Tottenham Hotspur believe Arsenal feigned interest in goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to push-up the Frenchman’s price tag, according to the Metro.
Spurs have identified Lloris, 25, as their top target to replace ageing custodians Brad Friedel, 41, and Carlo Cudicini, 38, and have reportedly bid £13 million for the France skipper.
Lyon, however, are holding out for £16 million and the two clubs have reached a stalemate.
Arsenal were also linked with Lloris earlier this month but Spurs now believe that their neighbours interest may have been a ploy between Lyon boss Remi Garde and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, who Garde played under in north London for three years.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly suspicious because Arsenal already have Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski on their books.
Levy is thought to be ready to call Lyon’s bluff and will not increase Spurs’ initial offer, with Lyon having set a deadline of Thursday to resolve Lloris’ future.
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