Tottenahm Hotspur have insisted to the press that Hugo Lloris is not for sale, no matter the price, according to the Daily Star.
The Spurs goalkeeper has reportedly been targeted by giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain as part of a possible big money switch.
However, the north London side have no interest in seeing the French international stopper depart White Hart Lane in the near future.
Lloris has been valued at around £25 million by those clubs that are interested in signing him.
A Tottenham spokesman said: “There is no substance to the story, it is mischief making.
“We have talented players so we have to expect this sort of thing.”
The 28 year old has been consistently one of Tottenham’s best players since joining them in 2012, and is one of few stars to impress on a consistent basis since the start of the season.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been on an excellent run recently, and are now up to fifth in the Premier League.
They are challenging for the Champions League places, and are just two points behind Pochettino’s former side Southampton.
Chelsea head into the game against Tottenham Hotspur tonight with an incredible record in the Premier League.
They have only drawn two games in the Premier League, against both Manchester sides, and they are already being talked about as potentially going the entire season undefeated, a feat that only Arsenal have achieved during the Premier League era.
While it seems likely that Jose Mourinho’s troops will finish the season as champions, with no other team in the league a clear rival to their top spot, there is a lot of football to be played before the likes of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can go down in footballing folklore for their roles in an incredible season.
Spurs have struggled so far this season and sit in a disappointing ninth place. They could, however, climb to sixth with a win.
While the odds are in favour of a home win, here is why Chelsea should not rest on their laurels ahead of the Spurs clash tonight.
1. Form goes out of the window in a high tempered derby clash
There’s no love lost between Chelsea and Spurs fans, and with a raging atmosphere driving the players forward, poor decisions and mistakes could give Spurs a shock result.
2. Don’t laugh – Roberto Soldado
It’s fair to say that Soldado hasn’t had the best of time since his £26 million move to the Premier League. That said, confidence begets confidence, and Soldado’s first goal since March will have almost certainly reminded him that he can score. Maybe that’s what he will need to get firing again. Chelsea’s defence will almost certainly deal with him, but Everton’s will have thought exactly the same thing at the weekend.
3. Hugo Lloris
Lloris won’t be a threat at the other end, but he’s a top class goalkeeper who probably deserves to be playing for a more successful side in the league. If Spurs hope to nick a result and Lloris is on form, he could provide the shot-stopping basis for a surprise victory.
That said, Chelsea will almost certainly win.
Manchester United star David de Gea is set to stay with the Old Trafford side after it was revealed that Real Madrid have turned to Tottenham Hotspur stopper Hugo Lloris instead, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Spanish giants are set to replace veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the summer, and were thought to have been targeting De Gea as his replacement.
The former Atletico Madrid man has been in excellent form since the start of the season, and may have been tempted to make the switch back to his homeland.
However, Los Blancos have apparently instead turned to Lloris to fill the impending hole between the sticks.
Casillas is getting up there in the years, and Real believe a replacement for him needs to be found.
They are now set to challenge Paris Saint Germain for Lloris’ signature.
De Gea has admitted himself that he is reluctant to leave Manchester any time soon.
He said today: “In Manchester I feel wanted. If you took seriously what is written about you, you’d almost think you’re going to a thousand clubs.
“So the best you can do is pay attention to where you are. I feel very loved by Man United.”