Tottenham interested in Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez - Sky sources

Pau Lopez
Image: Pau Lopez worked under Mauricio Pochettino when he was manager of Espanyol

Tottenham are interested in Espanyol's young goalkeeper Pau Lopez, according to Sky sources.

Reports in Spain have claimed the clubs have even held talks over a potential loan deal, with the view to a permanent move.

Spurs have been keen to sign a new young keeper for the future for some time and Sky sources understand their pursuit of Lopez, 21, is in no way related to the injury to Hugo Lloris.

Lloris is out for four weeks with a hamstring problem and the club have the experienced Michel Vorm to stand.

Mauricio Pochettino also has academy 'keepers Luke McGee and Tom Glover, who both went on their pre-season tour to Australia, to deputise.

We understand Lopez, who joined Espanyol as a trainee at 12 and has a Spain U21 cap, is one of a number of young keepers Spurs are looking at for the future.

Pau Lopez had several run-ins with Barcelona's Luis Suarez last season
Image: Lopez had several run-ins with Barcelona's Luis Suarez last season

He worked under Pochettino during the Argentine's time as Espanyol manager from 2009 to 2012.

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Pochettino admitted on Thursday, ahead of Spurs' first home Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace, that he was hoping to bring in up to three new faces before the transfer deadline.

Sky sources understand the club are continuing negotiations over the £10.9m transfer of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and are also interested in a new creative attacking-midfielder, with the likes of Ante Coric and Rafa Silva on their list.

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