Tottenham close in on Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Tottenham expect to complete a €15.1 million deal for Hugo Lloris and are in discussions with the Lyon goalkeeper over personal terms.

The clubs had not formally agreed a fee on Tuesday night but the France captain has been given permission to talk to the London club ahead of the proposed transfer.

Lloris is understood to be keen on a switch to Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy is confident of tying up a deal as the club attempt to bolster their squad in the final week of the transfer window.

Spurs stepped up their pursuit of the 25-year-old on Sunday as manager Andre Villas-Boas decided he needed a long-term goalkeeper to replace 41-year-old Brad Friedel.

Tottenham had held talks with Lyon earlier in the summer over a €15m move for Lloris but the French club rejected the approach as they held out for €17m.

But Lyon are in need of cash after overspending in recent years and Lloris has declared his desire to push through a move to White Hart Lane.

Spurs are looking to re-invest the money from the €42m sale of Luka Modric to Real Madrid to build a squad that can challenge for the top four.