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DONE DEALS: Tottenham Agree £44m Double Deal To Sign Joao Moutinho & Hugo Lloris

Spurs splash the cash on ‘keeper and playmaker.

Tottenham have agreed a £30m fee with Porto for midfielder Joao Moutinho and a £14m deal for Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Spurs have been tracking the pair for some time, with Moutinho head-coach Andre Villas-Boas’ top choice to replace Luka Modric and Lloris regarded as a long-term replacement for ancient number one Brad Friedel, 41.

Portuguese international Moutinho is set to cost Tottenham in the region of £30m, reports Sky Sports, which will nearly double their record £16.5m transfer fee paid to Blackburn for David Bentley in 2008.

The 25-year-old helped Porto to the Primiera Liga title last season and starred as Portugal reached the semi-final of Euro 2012 this summer. Villas-Boas believes the schemer will be a like-for-like replacement for Modric, who signed for Real Madrid for £33m last week.

France captain Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, is set to follow Moutinho to White Hart Lane after Lyon finally agreed a fee with the north Londoners.

French football expert Matt Spiro told the BBC: “L’Equipe are reporting on their website that a transfer fee of around £9.5m, plus a further £2m to £3m to be paid in bonuses, has been agreed between Tottenham and Lyon for Hugo Lloris. Lyon will have to give 25 percent of the fee to Lloris’ first club OGC Nice.”

Spurs have sold Rafael van der Vaart to Hamburg for £10m and loaned Danny Rose to Sunderland, while Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone could also leave before Friday’s transfer deadline.

Tottenham remain interested in Shakhtar winger Willian.


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