Date: 9th November 2022 at 11:39am
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Tottenham Hotspur travel to face Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening in the third round of the Carabao Cup. 

Antonio Conte’s side have been in poor form in the Premier League, losing three of their last four matches, but will be hoping to return to winning ways against the division’s bottom side.

Conte is likely to rotate his squad for the trip to the Midlands, with the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Rodrigo Bentancur all possibly being rested.

One other player that could drop to the bench is Hugo Lloris, who has played every minute of Spurs’ 20 games so far this season.

The Frenchman could make way for Fraser Forster to make his debut for The Lilywhites, with the Englishman having joined the club over the summer on a free transfer.

Lloris, 35, remains Spurs’ number one between the sticks, but new reports claim that the club could look to replace him at the end of the season.

According to TEAMtalk, Spurs have put together a three-man shortlist to replace the France international, despite him having signed a contract extension earlier this year.

“Hugo Lloris has a deal until 2024, but it is highly unlikely he will be Tottenham number one after this season,” Graham Bailey reveals.

Lloris is likely to be replaced next summer

“He has been up and down and it is understood Tottenham are looking for his long-term replacement. And we can reveal that a number of options are in the Premier League,” Bailey said.

“They have been linked to the likes of Jordan Pickford, Robert Sanchez and Illan Meslier, and these are the options for them. They really like Sanchez at Brighton – but it is likely that won’t be until the end of the season.”

Lloris joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and has since made 436 appearances for the club, keeping 148 clean sheets in the process.

He has also captained Tottenham since the 2015/16 season, but it looks increasingly likely that this season could be his last as the club’s number one.

One issue with pursuing a deal for Brighton’s Sanchez is that the Spaniard is contracted to The Seagulls until 2025, which means that Brighton are under very little pressure to sell next summer.

Lloris was part of the France squad that won the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and he will be part of the squad that competes at the upcoming tournament in Qatar.

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