Tottenham are believed to be ready to make an offer of €12million to Lyon for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after the club made it clear that they were willing to listen to offers.
French newspaper L'Equippe has today reported that Spurs are preparing the offer as they bid to find a long-term successor for current number one Brad Friedel who is now 41-years-old, while back-up keeper Carlo Cudicini is just three years younger.
With Heurelho Gomes also suggesting today that he would like to return to South America, there is a feeling that new Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will be looking to try and recruit a new goalkeeper.
Lloris would certainly be a superb replacement, the 25-year-old has been the number one for France for a number of years and has been the regular stopper for Lyon since making the move from Nice back in the summer of 2008.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed earlier this month that the keeper would be sold for the right price and it seems as though Tottenham could be the first club to make an offer.
"Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market,'" Aulas told TF1.
Tottenham have been busy in the transfer market as they moved early to land Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen, while the transfer saga involving Luka Modric has rolled on for a number of months already.
The French publication believes that Spurs were made aware of the demands of Lyon and have are now prepared to make their first offer, though they believe that Lyon may try to secure as much as €20million for Lloris.
Should the goalkeeper decide to make the move to White Hart Lane then he would be linking up with former French colleague William Gallas and current international team-mate Younes Kaboul.