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Lloris rejects Monaco talk

June 10, 2013
By ESPN staff

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists he will not be moving to Monaco as he left Ligue 1 last summer to "build something on a personal and sporting level”.

Hugo Lloris
PA PhotosHugo Lloris is enjoying life in England

Lloris, 26, is the latest name to be linked with the principality club after having enjoyed an impressive debut season at White Hart Lane last term, ousting Brad Friedel from the Spurs starting XI in the process.

Yet despite the likes of Radamel Falcao and Joao Moutinho joining Claudio Ranieri’s side, the France international says he has no plans to return to his native country anytime soon.

"What's happening in Monaco is good for Ligue 1 and for this great French club, because PSG need a challenger," Lloris told le10sport. "But personally, I left to go abroad, to try and build something on a personal and sporting level and I don't intend to come back soon."

Lloris does, however, concede that a lucrative offer from the affluent club could be too hard to turn down, although having come through the ranks at neighbouring side Nice, a move to the Stade Louis II would perhaps be too much to stomach.

"There are some things that are difficult to refuse, but only if it allows you to go one step further," he said. "And then there is another thing - I am too much of a Nice man to go there!"