Tottenham blow: 29-year-old key man rejects contract offer to put rivals on alert - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Hugo Lloris has rejected a new contract offer from Tottenham in a major blow to the club, according to a report.
The Spurs skipper has three years remaining on his current deal, which he signed in July 2014.
But the Mirror claim Spurs’ initial attempts at tying him down to an extension has been rebuffed by the player.
It is said Tottenham chiefs have opened negotiations about a new five-year deal with the France goalkeeper that will run until 2021.
They are hopeful he will sign and commit himself long term but their opening gambit has been knocked back by the 29-year-old.
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Lloris, whose current deal expires in 2019, has established himself as one of the best keepers in the world since joining Tottenham from Lyon in 2012.
He was an integral figure in the team that defied expectations to finish third in the Premier League this season and will captain host nation France at Euro 2016.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Spurs want to tie up to 10 senior stars, including Lloris, down to improved contracts this summer in order to keep the Premier League’s youngest squad together.
In other Tottenham news, the Londoners are looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of an award-winning Bundesliga star.