Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has ruled out an immediate return to his former club Nice or any other destination this summer.

Last week we relayed reports suggesting Paris Saint-Germain are targeting Lloris as a potential replacement for Gianluigi Buffon, who has left the Ligue 1 champions.

Lloris is approaching the twilight years of his career and a return to Nice, where he started his career, has also been mooted.

But the 32-year-old has denied suggestions he could leave Spurs this summer, although he has left the door open for a future reunion with his boyhood club.

Asked if he would be interested in a return to Nice, Lloris told French outlet Nice-Matin (as relayed by Football London): “To live? Definitely!

“A return to the club – it’s hard to promise things. I’m still a fan, but I’ve career plans and I’m under contract at Spurs, where I hope we’ll be successful. Maybe the question will come later, but not today.”

It wasn’t long ago that Lloris was being linked with Europe’s biggest clubs every summer as a result of his fine performances for Tottenham.

But perhaps ironically, there has been less speculation than ever this summer despite the fact he won the World Cup this time last year and captained Spurs to the Champions League final in 2018/19.

In truth, too many mistakes have crept into Lloris’ game over the last couple of seasons – but Tottenham will be happy he is staying put.



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