Hugo Lloris celebrates as Tottenham keep their title bid on track

By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Tottenham are ready to offer Hugo Lloris a stunning £26million contract, Football Insider sources understand.

Spurs are unconcerned that reports emerged earlier this week that the club captain had rebuffed the club’s initial attempts to tie him to a new agreement.

Preliminary discussions are underway as the Londoners aim to secure one of their senior players to a long-term deal.

A well-placed Tottenham source has told Football Insider the club are ready to offer him a stunning £26million contract to keep him long-term at White Hart Lane.

This is equivalent to £100,000-a-week and would run until 2021.

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The Spurs skipper has three years remaining on his current £80,000-a-week agreement, which he signed in July 2014.

Tottenham chiefs are hopeful he will sign by the end of the summer.

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.