The French captain was heavily linked with a move away from Spurs during the summer, with Manchester United understood to have been considering the keeper as a potential replacement for David De Gea in case of the Spaniard’s transfer to Real Madrid.
Ultimately, both Lloris and De Gea remained at their respective clubs, but with the January window approaching, Pochettino has moved to play down suggestions that Lloris could be on his way, with the Express again noting that the Frenchman is wanted by United.
Speaking to the London Evening Standard after Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Pochettino has insisted that the stopper will not be going anywhere.
“I think it was a great save, I can say he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. We are lucky he is at Tottenham with us,” the Argentine coach began.
“There are always rumours about the players but we want to keep him for the future, not only for the present. We want to build the next squad and the future with him. He is very happy with us.”
As well as Lloris, United have also been linked with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, with the Daily Star reporting on Sunday that Louis van Gaal was lining up a £50 million move to bring the 22-year-old English forward to Old Trafford as the Dutch coach looks to improve the Red Devils’ underwhelming offensive record.
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Lloris moved to Spurs in 2012 after a four-year spell with Olympique Lyonnais, having previously started his career at hometown club OGC Nice.
The goalkeeper—who has a fairly sparse trophy cabinet for such a talented operator—will surely be desperate to win the European Championships on home soil as France captain on home soil next summer.