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Tim Sherwood says it would take $165 mil to pry Hugo Lloris from Spurs

Apr 6, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

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Well this is reasonable.

Tottenham’s flame-out has cost them a look at the UEFA Champions League, and it follows that rumors abound of outside interest in UCL-desiring goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Rarely short on colorful comments, Spurs manager Tim Sherwood has claimed that chairman Daniel Levy won’t sell the French backstop for anything less than 100 million pounds (approximately $165 million).

Calling Lloris “one of the best keepers around,” Sherwood issued  a challenge to the big clubs of Europe by dropping the B-word: Bale.

“He is one of the top goalies and unless someone is going to spend £100million on him – and keepers do not get bought for that money – I don’t think he will leave.

“It was only that kind of figure that tempted the club to sell Gareth Bale – and he desperately wanted to leave and progress his career at Real Madrid. He hasn’t got to play a blinder for France at the World Cup because people already know what he can do. They know he is a fantastic goalie.”

Spurs host points-desperate Sunderland on Monday at White Hart Lane and watched as Manchester United jumped into sixth place with a romp over lifeless Newcastle on Saturday. Tottenham’s minus-4 goal differential means a draw would keep them in the seventh spot.

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