Report: Jose Mourinho was offered the chance to reunite with Spurs star

According to ll Messaggero (as relayed by Corriere Giallorosso), AS Roma turned down the chance to sign Hugo Lloris from Tottenham this summer.

Despite the European transfer window closing, Lloris remains at Spurs, with The Evening Standard revealing a couple of days ago that the Frenchman had turned down multiple offers from Saudi Arabia, as well as approaches from Nice, Newcastle United and Lazio.

The outlet added that Tottenham have been baffled by the 36-year-old’s behaviour, particularly since it was made clear to him that he would not be named in the club’s Premier League squad.

A few days before the transfer window closed, it was suggested by TuttoMercatoWeb that Jose Mourinho was considering reuniting with Lloris in Rome.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa
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Roma and Mourinho were offered Hugo Lloris 

ll Messaggero have now shed more light on the situation, stating that both Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel were offered to Roma towards the end of the transfer window.

However, it is explained that both Mourinho and goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos trusted their current number one Rui Patricio.

That factor combined with the Giallorossi’s issues in complying with FFP regulations meant that it was a ‘dry no’ to Lloris and the Dane.

Spurs Web Opinion

It seems like Lloris only had options to be an understudy at various top clubs rather than any offer to be a number one. I doubt he is going to get any such offers in January as well, which is why he might have to reconsider his stance on moving to Saudi Arabia.

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