The names of two goalkeepers feature heavily this morning and while some papers are suggesting that Spurs will make an improved bid for French international Hugo Lloris, others are claiming that any approach for Jack Butland will be rebuffed.
Some papers were suggesting that Tottenham were going in for both Lloris and Butland in an attempt to overhaul their ageing keeper list at the club. Butland is just 19 so playing second fiddle at a Premiership club might be a logical step but his new manager at Birmingham has insisted that ‘silly money’ will be needed.
“If other clubs want my players, I’m cool because it means they’re good,” Lee Clark said. “But it will take a crazy transfer fee for Jack to leave this club.”
The reports on Lloris may be more encouraging however with the media adamant that Spurs went in with an offer for the French number one of £12m last week. That was rejected by his club Lyon who are thought to want something nearer £16m but Spurs feel that a compromise is possible.
One thing these stories do suggest however, is that the futures of Friedel, Cudicini and Gomes may lie outside of White Hart Lane.