Hugo Lloris is involved in a three-way transfer battle, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid trying to prise him out of Tottenham.

Spanish champions Barca and their Champions League quarter-final opponents Atletico both want France goalkeeper Lloris, who has already hinted he may want to quit if Spurs do not qualify for Europe's top club competition.

But mega-rich PSG are also watching developments closely and have promised to better any contract offer he gets from other clubs, and could potentially dwarf the £12million paid to get Lloris from Lyon two years ago.

The 27-year-old, who has Champions League experience with Lyon. has enjoyed a brilliant season at Spurs despite the club’s indifferent form, which has left them struggling to make even the Europa League next season.

Barcelona are looking for a new No1 and have stepped up their efforts to replace Victor Valdes, who had made it clear he was leaving in the summer before suffering a season-ending knee injury last week. They like Lloris’ 'sweeper keeper' style.