Iker Casillas
Casillas had been linked with a move to White Hart Lane (Reuters)

An unnamed Tottenham Hotspur official has told Spanish newspaper AS Spurs are not interested in Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas – adding that they want to keep Hugo Lloris away from Manchester United.

Earlier this week Marca reported that the North London club were monitoring the situation of the Santiago Bernabeu legend, with Lloris's future at White Hart Lane uncertain.

Marca claimed that Casillas' agent had held talks with officials from Spurs and Arsenal, as well as Paris Saint Germain, Roma and other European clubs regarding a potential summer move.

But now a Spurs official has told AS that they "are not interested in Casillas" and that eventually their "plan is to hang on to Hugo Lloris" ahead of next season.

Given this denial of interest, and Arsenal's likely capture of Petr Cech, Casillas may have to consider options away from the Premier League.

The Spaniard is preparing to leave the La Liga giants to make space for the expected arrival of David De Gea from Manchester United.

French publication L'equipe has claimed that Lloris is the number one candidate to replace De Gea at Old Trafford and that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would be ready to part ways with the France international from around €25m (£17.7, $27.9m).

Lloris has been quoted by Le10Sport as saying he will be open to a move to Old Trafford to play Champions League football if De Gea leaves Louis van Gaal's side.

"For the moment there is a goalkeeper at United and we are watchful of his situation. You have to keep certain calm with all this. If things should happen then they will happen naturally," Lloris said.