The Evening Standard have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have identified Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as their top target to replace Hugo Lloris. were the first to report on Tottenham’s interest in Oblak, with the publication claiming earlier this week that the North London club were facing competition from Manchester United for the Atletico star.

The report stated that the Slovenian’s current contract in the Spanish capital runs out at the end of the season and he is exploring offers from across Europe.

It was explained that Diego Simeone’s men were open to selling the goalkeeper for €30m (£26.8m) in January to avoid losing him on a free next summer.

The Evening Standard have now backed up Tottenham’s interest in Oblak, explaining that the Lilywhites have sounded out the 29-year-old about a possible move next summer.

They assert that Antonio Conte has spoken to Fabio Paratici about a long-term plan to eventually replace Lloris. The report states that the Spurs captain is expected to leave Tottenham when his contract expires in 2024.

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The only way a move for Oblak would be on the cards for Spurs is if Lloris departs the club next summer. I cannot see either the Frenchman or the Slovenian being content with the number two role next season. Given that Lloris has shown no signs of decline, I would be surprised if Spurs decide to move him on at the end of the season.

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