French keeper Hugo Lloris looks likely to stay at Gerland for at least one more season, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The highly rated stopper was heavily linked with a summer move to Tottenham and even the Lyon chairman admitted he could go for a right price.
However, Spurs have failed to make their interest concrete and are now set to miss out on the 25-year-old.
After the keeper proved decisive in the Trophee des Champions victory over Ligue 1 champions Montpellier, Jean-Michel Aulas explained that Lloris would not be leaving after all.
“He will stay at Lyon, unless he absolutely wants to leave,” Aulas told Canal + in New York.
“He was decisive in the penalty shoot out. The best gift you can give to the fans and the club is to find ways to keep him and we’ll do it.”
The controversial president explains that Tottenham have failed to follow up their interest in the player.
“Tottenham had made contact through agents early in the season, but there has been no direct offer since, so I don’t think they really wanted to make an offer that would allow Hugo to go there.”
Lloris developed into a key player at Gerland soon after making an €8.5 million switch from Nice and has since featured in 144 Ligue 1 appearances for les Gones.