Lloris has no buy-out clause in his Spurs deal

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Lloris admits he has a decision to make on his future this summer
Lloris admits he has a decision to make on his future this summer

Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has insisted reports that he has a buy-out clause in his contract are false, as rumours persist that he could replace David De Gea at Manchester United.

Lloris has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer and with betting now suspended on De Gear completing a transfer to Real Madrid this summer, he appears to be a prime candidate to fill the void in Louis van Gaal's side.

Yet reports that the France keeper has a buy-out clause of £14.5m in his Spurs deal have been swiftly rejected by the France No.1.

"There is no clause," Lloris told L'Equipe. "With my bosses, I have always liked to have a face-to-face exchange.

"That's important to get to know people, to sense the culture of the club, to understand how it works.

"When you have the privilege to be able to talk directly with your president, like I do with Daniel Levy, that makes things so much easier. I know what we said to each other, and we have a relationship built on trust."

Lloris has avoided questions over his links with United in recent weeks, but he did hint there were decision to be made over his future ahead of next season.

"You don't know what might happen," added Lloris.

"There is a moment to think about yourself, to sit down and reflect, but when that moment has gone and the season starts, you're fully committed to the club's project, to the team.

"No-one has told me how much I'm worth, and I am not even trying to find out, but we're in a period where things sometimes get agitated for nothing, where numbers circulate to sound out the market. It's part of the system."