Tottenham did a remarkable job of keeping hold of their biggest stars this summer.
It was thought a host of clubs would be in for the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, and Eric Dier, but such is the team spirit that Mauricio Pochettino has instilled that few seemed keen to jump ship.
Chairman Daniel Levy has been handing out new contracts left, right and centre since then.
However, one player he is yet to tie down is Hugo Lloris.
Talks have been ongoing with the goalkeeper for a number of months, but it’s understood by the Mirror that the club are struggling to compromise with his representatives.
Levy has a clear policy on wages at White Hart Lane – no player earns over £100,000 a week, hence why Spurs were unable to sign players like Michy Batshuayi in the summer, with the Belgian instead ending up at Chelsea.
Lloris is aware that he could earn much more elsewhere, as the captain is only on between £80,000-90,000.
This has therefore created a standoff between the two parties, though it seems Spurs aren’t overly worried by the situation, as they aren’t planning to speak with him again until the end of the season.
The France international’s current deal runs until 2019.