Tottenham news: Hugo Lloris willing to delay contract talks in effort to focus on crucial Spurs run

Goalkeeper Lloris is ready to commit his future to Spurs but the club are unwilling to meet his £100,000-a-week wage demands

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is willing to put his desire for a new contract on hold in order to concentrate on a vital run of fixtures.

Lloris, a key performer for Spurs, is keen to remain at White Hart Lane beyond the expiry of his current deal in 2019, but the club are unwilling to pay the reported £100,000 per week he wants.

That has left negotiations at a stalemate and the France international wants to put talks on the backburner and focus on two important games this week - a Champions League clash with Monaco followed by a Premier League trip to Chelsea at the weekend.

"There are times during a season when as a player you have to think about yourself and there are times when you have to think about the team - and this is one of those times when it is more important to be focused on the team," he told a number of national newspapers.

"I don't think this is the right moment to talk about my contract, but I want to repeat my commitment is to the club and there is no rush.

"I am under contract until 2019 and I enjoy a great relationship with Mauricio Pochettino, Daniel Levy and, of course, the fans, so there is no need for anybody to worry.

"There is nothing to worry about. I don't think this is the right moment to talk about (my contract). But I want to repeat my commitment is to the club and there is no rush.

"We will see what will happen, but at the moment I am focused only on Monaco and the other important matches coming up because it is a busy time of the year."

Spurs realistically need to beat the French outfit if they are to avoid an early exit from Group E.

 


Pochettino's men trail Monaco by four points and second-placed Bayer Leverkusen by two, following successive home defeats at Wembley.

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