Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has sent out a ‘hand-offs’ warning to any clubs interested in prizing star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris away from White Hart Lane, according to the Daily Mail.
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Manchester United have been reported to be interested in the Frenchman in recent weeks and he is seen as a possible replacement for David De Gea – should the Spaniard join Real Madrid in the summer.
Meanwhile Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain hold a long-term interest in Lloris and have the financial backing to match whatever price tag Spurs put on his head.
Failure to qualify for the Champions League yet again could leave Spurs facing a battle to hold on to Lloris following his excellent displays in between the sticks for the North London outfit and Pochettino admits it will be difficult despite the keeper signing a new deal only last summer:
“In football it is difficult. Also if you sign the contract you never have the guarantee.” the Argentine manager told reporters.
“I have a contract or a lot of managers have a contract and there is never a guarantee. But in football you never know.”
“But it is true I personally if I want some player to stay with us I fight a lot to keep him.” he added.
Lloris returned to the starting line-up after three games out in the 2-2 draw against Southampton last weekend and should retain his spot for the visit of Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.