Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a massive boost as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could be fit to face Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
The north London side confirmed the France international had fractured his wrist and said the club's medical team would monitor his rehabilitation process during the pre-season. He was doubtful for the start of the new season.
Despite the injury, he has managed to maintain his fitness. After returning from a summer break, Lloris was out of the full training sessions due to the wrist injury. However, the report claims the stopper has stepped up his training schedule to be fit for the season opener.
Mauricio Pochettino will take his men to Old Trafford as they play United in the first game of the 2015/16 season.
Tottenham have the services of Michel Vorm as another first choice keeper in the squad. With Lloris's injury, the former Swansea goalkeeper is expected to start against Louis van Gaal's side on 8 August.
If Lloris is fit, Vorm is likely to start from the bench. The Tottenham medical team is happy with the Frenchman's progress, but are not looking to rush him into the first team when they face the Red Devils.
The former Southampton manager will take a late call on whether to give Lloris a start against United. If he fails to make it, the stopper is expected to be fit for Tottenham's first home game of the season against Stoke City on 15 August.
Meanwhile, Tottenham youngster Josh Onomah has expressed delight at making it to the pre-season squad, which gives him an opportunity to play against the players he watched during childhood.
The White Hart Lane club suffered a 2-1 defeat and the 18-year-old midfielder came on as a substitute, but failed to help Tottenham avoid the loss.
"With the likes of Kaka and David Villa playing, it was a great experience. I grew up watching those players and to see them in action against us was amazing," Onomah told Tottenham's official website.
"Obviously when I came on we were losing 2-1 so my first thought was that I needed to come on and make an impact."
"I had two chances, the first one I should have hit harder, but the keeper saved them both, so I learned lessons from those incidents and I'm determined to do better next time."
"All in all, we created chances together as a team and there were definitely a lot of positives to take from the game," he added.