Tottenham Hotspur have made the double deadline day swoop of France captain Hugo Lloris and American international Clint Dempsey.

Lloris, who has 38 caps for his country, has penned a four-year deal after a fee of £7.8m fee, which could rise to £12m, was agreed between Lyon and Spurs.

"I'm here because I believe in Tottenham," Lloris said. "I think everything is okay for the future of Tottenham, we have great players in the team and a great coach and everything is alright and in place to get to the Champions League next year.

"I think we have to prove ourselves on the pitch and I'm here because I believe in, and am ready to give my best for, the team and also the fans."

Hugo Lloris
Lloris has signed a four-year deal with Spurs. Reuters

The 25 year old made 146 appearances for Lyon over a four-year career at the Stade de Gerland, three times winning the Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the year award including during the 2011/12 campaign.

Dempsey, who appeared on the brink of joining Liverpool for much of the transfer window, has signed a three-year contract for a reported £6m from Fulham.

The 29 year old had previously stated a desire to move to Anfield, having refused to play for Fulham in their Premier League match against Norwich City.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said in the closing hours of the window he was hopeful the club could clinch a deal for Dempsey, however failure to agree a fee with the Craven Cottage club proved an immovable obstacle in completion of the deal.

But his move to White Hart Lane represents a shock u-turn, with the American expected to be employed in attack alongside Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe.

Clint Dempsey
Dempsey made a shock u-turn in joining Tottenham. Reuters

Lloris meanwhile joins Brad Friedel, Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes as the goalkeepers at Spurs, but the former Lyon stopper is expected to be installed as No.1 at the north London club.

Friedel, 41, and Cudicini, 38, are both likely to be overlooked, while Gomes hasn't made a Premier League start for the club since May 2011.

The pair after the fifth and the sixth summer signings made by Andre Villas-Boas since his appointment last summer, and joins fellow summer signings Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor.