Tottenham's move for Hugo Lloris appears to be in jeopardy after the goalkeeper's parent club Lyon revealed they had failed to reach an agreement with Spurs over the transfer of the France number one.
Lyon claim Tottenham agreed a deal with them for the transfer of the 25-year-old four days ago, but they now say that the Londoners have lowered their offer for player.
"Olympique Lyonnais have not reached an agreement with Tottenham for the transfer of Hugo Lloris," a statement on Lyon's website read.
"The proposals forwarded this evening by Tottenham are very different from the principle which had been agreed on August 26 and which had allowed to open the discussions between the player and the London club."
The 34-year-old admitted that Lloris, who moved to Lyon in 2008, would be an ideal addition to his squad.
"We are very comfortable with our goalkeepers, (but) we can take into account that there is a future that we have to prepare for," Villas-Boas said.
"In that sense we have studied possibilities in that position as well and throughout the goalkeepers available, Hugo is one of the best."