Tottenham are reportedly fearful of losing Hugo Lloris, with the Spurs goalkeeper yet to sign a new contract while also attracting interest from Europe.
According to The Sun, there is a concern that the 29-year-old could leave White Hart Lane at the end of the season if the club fail to make the Champions League next year.
It’s added that both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are interested in signing the shot-stopper, which in turn has forced Tottenham to plan ahead just in case they have to identify a replacement for the French international.
Joe Hart is mentioned as a possibility when he returns to Manchester City from his season-long loan spell at Torino, but he isn’t considered a realistic option which in turn has seen Sunderland youngster Jordan Pickford emerge as the top choice.
The 22-year-old has been impressive so far this season and although his valuation will have risen significantly due to his displays, it’s added in the report that Spurs would be able to afford his potential fee and his wages as they would be much lower than what it would take to acquire Hart.
It will still be tough though as David Moyes will be desperate to avoid losing the talented goalkeeper, but with Spurs offering bigger wages and an opportunity to win trophies, it might be too much for the Black Cats to contend with.
Nevertheless, with a string of key players all signing new contracts at Tottenham in recent months, the priority will be to ensure the Lloris joins the likes of Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen in committing his long-term future to the club and ending speculation of an exit.