Spurs 'keeper Lloris puts contract talks on hold

Hugo Lloris has yet to put pen to paper. Credit: PA

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is willing to put his desire for a new contract on hold in order to concentrate on a vital run of fixtures.

Lloris, a key performer for Spurs, is keen to remain at White Hart Lane beyond the expiry of his current deal in 2019, but the club are unwilling to pay the reported £100,000 per week he wants.

That has left negotiations at a stalemate and the France international wants to put talks on the backburner and focus on two important games this week - a Champions League clash with Monaco followed by a Premier League trip to Chelsea at the weekend.

"There are times during a season when as a player you have to think about yourself and there are times when you have to think about the team - and this is one of those times when it is more important to be focused on the team," he told a number of national newspapers.

"I don't think this is the right moment to talk about my contract, but I want to repeat my commitment is to the club and there is no rush.

"I am under contract until 2019 and I enjoy a great relationship with Mauricio Pochettino, Daniel Levy and, of course, the fans, so there is no need for anybody to worry."