Real Madrid are plotting a daring £60million raid to grab Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris.
The Spanish giants want France’s World Cup-winning captain as a replacement for Costa Rica star Keylor Navas.
And they are ready to test the resolve of Spurs and boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Skipper Lloris has four years to run on his Tottenham deal and Real know it would take monster offers to the club and the player to get a deal done.
Sources close to Lloris, 31, suggest he is open to a move to Spain — but would not try to force his way out of North London.
He has spoken to pals about life in Madrid and playing in La Liga.
But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator.
And even if he agrees to sell, Levy would demand close to the world-record £67m Liverpool paid Roma to sign Brazilian stopper Alisson only last week.
Real have long been admirers of David De Gea but the Spain No 1 agreed a new five-year deal at Manchester United last month.
The Champions League winners would still be interested in Chelsea’s £50m-rated Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois… if Spurs refuse a move at any price.
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Lloris has made 254 appearances for Spurs since his £12m move from Lyon in 2012.
He lifted the World Cup with France and had a solid tournament despite a blunder which gifted Croatia their second goal in Les Bleus’ 4-2 final win.
He also impressed Real when Tottenham drew in the Bernabeu and won at Wembley in two Champions League games last season.