Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is happy at White Hart Lane despite interest from Manchester United.
The French goalkeeper has hinted in the past that he is open to a move to Old Trafford to replace David de Gea, who has constantly been linked with a move to Real Madrid, with the Spanish capital club said to have handed the Red Devils an ultimatum, according to Spanish daily ABC.
Lloris, who was handed the captain's armband by the Argentine manager, has made no secret of the fact that he is keen to play in the Champions League, something Spurs have not been able to offer in recent seasons. Louis van Gaal is looking for replacements in the event of the Spaniard's departure and Lloris is on the list of targets for the Dutchman.
However, the former Southampton manager is confident that his goalkeeper wants to remain with the club and compete for a place in the top four, while reminding interested clubs that Lloris still has four years remaining on his current deal, which puts the power in the hands of the club.
Hugo is the captain, and Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane are the vice-captains," Pochettino is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
"Hugo deserves to be the captain and, after, we have Jan and Harry. It's a good reference for the group. It's a very good mix. For different things, I decided to give the armband to Younès last season. I'm happy with the way we took that decision and I'm happy now with the decision about Hugo," he added.
"Hugo's commitment with the club is high. We need to be happy because if Manchester United want him, it's because he's a great goalkeeper. But Hugo is happy here and he has a contract here."
"He is keen, one day, to play in the Champions League with Tottenham. You don't need to convince him to stay because he has a four-year contract. It's not a big problem," the Argentine manager explained.