Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he hopes to speak to legendary club captain Hugo Lloris about a new contract soon.

The Frenchman’s deal runs out in the summer, but there has been no hint of a fresh agreement. Indeed, there has been talk that he could return to his homeland, if Spurs fail to offer him the length of deal that he wants.

But speaking at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Norwich, Conte revealed that talks will take place soon.

He said: “I’ve just arrived. Only one month. At this moment, for sure, we have many situations to solve.

“Hugo is the captain of this team, the French national team and we’re talking about a top goalkeeper. He’s very focused now.

“He knows very well now we’re trying to do our best. Me as a coach, Hugo as goalkeeper and every player has to perform at a high level.

“But for sure we’ll have time to speak about him and I consider him an important player for his experience. He’s a good goalkeeper first of all and many years at the club, he showed always great commitment for this club.”

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Conte predicts Kane goal glut

Meanwhile, Conte has backed Harry Kane to rediscover his goalscoring form in the league.

The England captain has scored just once in 12 Premier League outings for Spurs this season and has looked a shadow of the player that won the Golden Boot last season.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte and striker Harry Kane 2021

Conte said: “First of all, I’m sure Harry is happy if we win and he doesn’t score. Because Tottenham is the first thought for us and Harry.

“It’s important to have chances to score and we’re improving a lot in this aspect. I’m sure Harry is going to score many goals.

“I’m sure he’s going to have a good performance in the same way he had against Brentford against every team we play. I’m very pleased for the way that he’s playing.

“Then I know the striker wants to score but we want to give him many chances to score. I think we’re on the right path to do this type of situation.”

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